"Indeed, it could be time for Infiniti to turbo- or supercharge the Q70's V-6, if only to raise torque from its meager 270 lb-ft rating. The torque deficit can be remedied, of course, by springing for the optional 5.6-liter V-8 (with more than 400 lb-ft of twist), which turns the Q70 into a silent, low-flying cruise missile, albeit at considerable cost (about $13,000).
"At least the seven-speed automatic transmission demonstrates, for the first time, a genuine willingness to play along in both applications. Infiniti recalibrated the transmission to retain its comfortable shift characteristics in Standard and Eco settings while making the Sport mode decidedly sportier, with rev-matched, predictive automatic downshifts and throttle response that is crisper, if a bit front-loaded. Snappy manual shifts may be summoned via the shift lever or, on Sport package-equipped models, column-mounted magnesium shift paddles." -- Car and Driver