Tuners Build The Manual Q60 Red Sport 400 Infiniti Refuses To Build

Turns out it's not that hard to fix the Q60's biggest flaw.

2y ago

The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is a classic example of a fantastic engine let down by a bad transmission, thankfully an Arizona based tuning company was able to remedy this crime.

The stunning Infiniti Q60 uses the VR30DDTT engine which is Nissan speak for a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 400 horsepower in the Red Sport performance trim. This engine hails from Nissan's VR series which debuted in a little supercar call the GTR.

However, unlike the Nissan GTR, the Infiniti Q60 skips the lighting fast dual-clutch transmission in favor of an uninspiring 7-speed automatic. This transmission might be fine for daily commuting but in a 400 horsepower coupe that looks as good as the Q60, it was a crime.

In walks in the heroes over at Concept Z Performance, a Nissan tuning shop with imagination, to get that auto trans out of there in favor of something more fun. Using mostly Nissan OEM parts they were able to install the 6-speed manual from the Nissan 370Z with surprisingly minimal custom work.

Concept Z Performance covered the build in great detail on their blog and I encourage you to give it a read. If reading isn't your thing I'm surprised you've made it this far in my article so thank you.

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Comments (6)

  • I've been driving manuals since 1982 (first was the farmer's market's Ford Escort wagon to deliver veggies to restaurants, latest is 2007 SAAB 9-3 2.0T). If you have a economy or performance car, they should offer a manual. Plus, nowadays it's a car security device, since nobody knows how to drive one anymore, LOL.

      2 years ago
  • Brilliant!

      2 years ago
  • They should've done this with the new supra

      2 years ago
    • I think there is a company going it, or they are going to do it

        2 years ago