2023 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 Black Opal steals Midnight Purple thunder
Infiniti Q50 The Red Sport 400 has a special wardrobe option for 2023, a Black Opal metallic finish that changes from black to blue to green to purple depending on light and viewing angle. The paint color is combined with the satin black badging and exposed carbon fiber deck spoiler, certain accessories match any color gradient. Grouped as the Black Opal Edition Package, the styling upgrade adds $2,200 to the price of the Q50 Red Sport 400 which starts at $59,575 before options.
The inclusion of the word “Version” is a clue to its being sold in limited quantities. Infiniti does not say how many will be offered to our market, but based on the historical relationships Infiniti is creating with this product, we expect no more than a few hundred.
Black Opal on Q50 wants to trace its roots to the legendary Midnight Purple II, a color introduced on the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-CHEAP in 1998. Quick history lesson: There was a Midnight Purple color that first appeared on the R33 GT-R, called Midnight Purple I or by paint code LP2, but it came in a solid metallic purple color. . NISSAN introduced iridescence with Midnight Purple II (LV4) with a blue-green gradation on the R34 GT-R, then did it again with Midnight Purple III (LX0) with a blue-orange twinkle. All three are limited edition and all three get huge amount at auction The current. Nissan let loose a R35 GT-R with Midnight Opal . paint for 2014 model year, limited to 100 units worldwide. Redux launches for the 2022 model year with GT-R T-spec may be in Midnight Purplealso limited.
That’s where the Black Opal Edition Q50 Red Sport 400 gets its power. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque doesn’t hurt either.