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Infiniti Q60

The STILLEN® Cat-Back Exhaust System for the VR30DDTT Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 3.0t has an aggressive tone under hard acceleration, but mellow during cruising, with that unmistakable STILLEN sound. STILLEN engineers unlocked a 26WHP and 29WTQ Gain. Those numbers are nothing to sneeze at, and you’d be hard pressed not to notice an additional 29lb/ft of torque.

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0T DYNO

STILLEN went through extensive design, engineering and testing to ensure the STILLEN Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat-Back Exhaust Systems would be the best available for our customers. Designed to fit beautifully into the OEM valance or as a compliment to a STILLEN® Rear Diffuser, this system looks as good as it sounds. Available with three tip options to suit your tastes – choose from Carbon Fiber, Polished or Burnt-Titanium Look Tips to give your Q’s rear end that ‘extra something’ it needed.

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0TT Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System

Years of racing and product development have taught STILLEN that relying on computer software simulations or using comparable product data is not enough to produce the best possible product for our customers. There is no substitute for physical validation especially when it comes to the Nissan’s VR30 Engine. Numerous Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat-Back Systems were tested through dyno pulls and extensive data logging. STILLEN’s rigorous procedures even included testing different merge angles between pipes. The result of STILLEN’s rigorous program found a “Y-Pipe” layout similar to what is found on the Nissan GTR VR38 Engine produced the best result.

The STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust System consist of a Y-Pipe, Mid- Pipe, and Dual Mufflers w/ Interchangeable Tips. The 2.5″ diameter Y-Pipe configuration allows for better airflow. The Y-Pipe than connects to the Mid-Pipe. The 3″ diameter Mid-Pipe than carries the exhaust gases to the rear of the vehicle where it branches back into 2.5″ diameter dual rear exit. Upon meeting the rear exhaust pipes the exhaust gases flow through the STILLEN engineered and manufactured mufflers. The 4.5″ diameter bolt-on exhaust tips enable you to adjust the tip position for a proper fit no matter what bumper or aero you choose to run at the back. Finally, the exhaust note is mild and well-mannered under normal driving conditions, but quickly turns aggressive and authoritative when under throttle. The overall size of the STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust System will differ to the Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 respectively.

STILLEN‘s use of mandrel bent 304 Stainless Steel backed by a limited lifetime warranty ensures your cat-back exhaust will last. The VR30DDTT Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat Back Exhaust is proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA at its facilities in Costa Mesa, California.


For more information or to place your order about the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 VR30DDTT Cat-Back Exhaust from STILLEN®

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STILLEN’s 2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0T Cat-Back Exhaust System!

STILLEN® released one of the most powerful cat-back exhaust system for the Infiniti Q60 3.0T. The twin turbo V6 VR30DDTT engine from Infiniti is a very exciting power plant that comes with a tremendous amount of potential and opportunity. STILLEN is excited to get to work tuning this baby GT-R platform!

To start with the development of this Cat-Back Exhaust System, STILLEN created multiple prototype systems. Ranging from true dual to X pipe to Y pipe with varying diameters of tube in each configuration. Having been in the business of developing high performance exhaust systems for more than three decades we have learned that there is no formula or cheat sheet for creating a performance exhaust system. The only way to find out what works best for an engine and vehicle configuration is to build and test.

Having developed a wide range of prototype exhaust systems our engineering team hit the dyno to see which configuration produced the best results. After all of the tests were completed, we were a little bit surprised to learn that the best exhaust system was lying in front of us the whole time. The twin turbo V6 Nissan GT-R favors a dual into single back to dual configuration and after our testing was complete we learned that the Infiniti Q60 VR30DDTT does too. This exhaust system features a 2.5” Y pipe which flows into a 3” mid-pipe. The 3” mid-pipe then carries the exhaust gases to the rear of the vehicle where it branches back into 2.5” dual rear exit.

Upon meeting the rear exhaust pipes the exhaust gases flow through the STILLEN engineered and manufactured mufflers. During our development, the STILLEN engineering team struggled to get the exhaust note “just right” with traditional off the shelf mufflers. This can be a common problem when working on a turbo engine as the turbo acts like a muffler and restricts the engines exhaust note. Our engineering team struggled to find the balance between too loud and too quiet until the decision was made to develop and manufacture our own muffler bespoke to the VR30DDTT platform. STILLEN has been manufacturing their own mufflers in house since 2002 with great success.

The end result of our teams tireless work is the most powerful cat-back exhaust for the Infiniti Q60 is available today. This system features 100% stainless steel construction, laser cut 304 stainless steel flanges, polished stainless steel mufflers and a selection of three different exhaust tips ranging from polished stainless steel, flame burnt torch series stainless steel, to polished stainless steel wrapped in dry carbon fiber.  All of this backed by STILLEN’s limited lifetime warranty.

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0TT Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System

Product Features:

  • Greatest Incremental Horsepower Gain: 26.3 HP @ 4,680 RPM
  • Greatest Incremental Torque Gain: 29.5 lb-ft @ 4,680 RPM
  • 100% Stainless Steel
  • Limited lifetime Warranty
  • American Made
  • Authoritative Tone Under Throttle
  • Most Powerful

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0T DYNO

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If you have any questions about the Infiniti Q60 3.0t STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust Systems or any STILLEN products for the Infiniti Q60 on our website, give us a call at (866) 250-5542, email sales@stillen.com, or message us on our Live Chat!


 

STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017
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STILLEN is excited to announce the launch of our complete line up of products for the 2018 INFINITI Q60 at the 2017 SEMA show.

The INFINITI Q60 redsport is a very exciting car as it brings performance back to the INFINITI marque.  Featuring a potent 400 horsepower twin turbo V6 badged the “VR30.”  This car offers the driver an exhilarating experience and inspires the driver to push the car aggressively.

STILLEN has been involved in performance parts for off-road trucks, supercars and street performance cars of a variety and makes and models, but STILLEN is perhaps best known for our experience in tuning NISSAN/INFINITI vehicles… we’ve been involved with developing performance parts for Nissan (and later Infiniti) for over 30 years now.  When the opportunity came to work with Infiniti on this platform, we jumped at the chance and let our engineers run wild.


INTAKE


To kick things off, we took a look at how we could beef up the car’s performance.  Our engineering team immediately began dissecting the air intake system to study it and determine how we could optimize airflow. While the engineering team was busy with figuring out how to get every last pony out of the intake, our fabrication team were hard at work under the car, reviewing the exhaust routing, tube diameter, configuration of the system and the construction of its muffler, all in order to see what gains could be made.

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After going through more than 20 prototype intakes trying to achieve our goals, our induction specialists produced a Q60 Intake design that yielded a huge gain of over 20 horsepower at the wheels, and that’s without the need for further tuning or any modifications to the vehicle. Not every ‘high flow’ intake on the market works with the OEM ECU map, so making sure our intakes benefit the car with the stock tune is a high priority for our design team. The end result is what you see above – the urethane airboxes offer a significant advantage over an exposed conical filter, as the airboxes ensure that the intakes are drawing in only cool, outside air, rather than sucking in hot air from inside the engine bay (which robs you of power). Designed as a complete solution, the STILLEN Cold Air Intake for 2017 Infiniti Q60 comes complete with silicone couplers, CNC machined and tig welded aluminum MAF tubes as well as poly-urethane air boxes to keep the engine fed with cooler air, helping to deliver maximum power output.


EXHAUST


STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

Turbo V6 engines are notoriously difficult to get the sound “just right.”  In the end, our team was not satisfied with any of the common mufflers we could source “off the shelf.”  The only option was to build our own.  So, we engineered our own mufflers, manufactured them in house, and pack them with a high temperature ceramic wool.  These tuned mufflers truly allow the heartbeat of the car to be experienced. The final exhaust design was selected after 15 different prototype systems were rigorously tested on our Dynojet chassis dyno.  It took quite a while to determine what the engine wanted in order to produce the most power across the entire powerband.  The end result is a tuned Y-Pipe, leading to a single Mid-Pipe which branches back into a dual outlet exit.


BODYSTYLING


STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

With the performance parts development underway, now it was time to address the exterior styling. The Q60 is a fantastic looking car straight out of the factory, but like a nice tailored suit, it can look even better with the addition of the right accessories. To bring out the car’s flowing lines, we opted to wrap the car with a red chrome wrap.  The brilliant luster of the red chrome accentuates all of the angles and curves of the body of the car and truly ‘makes it pop’. The Q60 has a very organic, free flowing design, and the hyperreflective red chrome shows off these daring curves and deep creases exceptionally well.  Like any car, we felt it could be a bit more aggressive and could do with some aero styling to really accentuate the curves the car comes with. The STILLEN design team then set to work shaping a Front Bumper Splitter featuring STILLEN Front Bumper Splitter for 2017 Infiniti Q60 – (with Winglet Extensions). With the front end spiced up to our satisfaction, we shifted our attention over to to the rear of the car, the STILLEN craftsmen then created a set of side splitters and rear spats to suit the aggressive feel we were going for.  Both of these parts were custom fabricated exclusively for the STILLEN Q60.

STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

Finishing off the ground effects package, STILLEN designed a Rear Diffuser for the Red Sport V36 Infiniti Q60 with a set of aggressive air channels and openings for a larger-than-stock dual exhaust.  The STILLEN diffuser for Infiniti Q60 is no “one off” for a show car – this part is a production item you can purchase and install on your own Q60, along with the rest of the aero suite, including the STILLEN front splitter and winglets. While these days the majority of aftermarket manufacturing seems to be done overseas, but at STILLEN, we make all of our products right here in the USA. Every single STILLEN aero or appearance upgrade, intake and exhaust system is designed and manufactured in the USA, right here at STILLEN headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. Not everyone realizes that here at STILLEN we fabricate pretty much everything in-house,  exterior parts, intakes, exhausts, suspension bits — our CNC machines, benders, welders and a team of experienced and talented craftsman makes it possible to do everything here. Now that we had the ground effects completed, the team still felt like our Q was still missing something.  The rear end still lacked something, so next, the STILLEN artists then turned their attention to the rear spoiler.  The initial idea was a simple, clean spoiler that would added a bit of height to the deck lid.  After a few design studies, the team decided to step it up and came up with something that would compliment the dynamic lines of the Q60’s design, and created a custom hand crafted rear wing that completes the car and ties in beautifully with the overall design concept.


SUSPENSION


With the power and exterior styling completed it was time to focus on supporting all of that extra power and downforce.  To do so, the STILLEN team partnered with RSR suspension, who used the STILLEN Q60 to develop and prototype a set of coil overs that are truly incredible.  One difference that sets STILLEN builds apart from other SEMA showcars is that our cars are built to be driven. Our Q60 Redsport is no trailer queen – this car was driven to the show and then driven home.  Since this car would be seeing hundreds of miles of actual road use between STILLEN HQ in Costa Mesa and Las Vegas, it was vital that the car not only look good, but could also retain its handling performance. The team at RSR hit another home run with the RSR Coilovers for 2017+ Infiniti Q60 we had fitted to the car – we really enjoyed these dynamic coil overs.  The ride quality is fantastic when cruising on the freeways and the car carves through the canyons with ease.

STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

To make sure that the alignment was correct after the coil over installation and subsequent ride height lowering, SPC suspension provided a complete set of adjustable suspension including front upper control arms and SPC Suspension Rear Camber, Toe and Setback links for 2017 Infiniti Q60.  By installing the adjustable SPC suspension the STILLEN technicians were able to precisely dial in the alignment ensuring excellent handling characteristics.


BRAKING WITH STYLE


STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

To finish off the performance parts AP Racing by STILLEN big brake kits were installed on the Q60.  This brake package consists of the patented AP Racing World Radi-cal II calipers along with the patented J hook rotors.  For the front end, red 6 piston calipers were selected and matched with 390mm AP Racing rotors.  Matching the rear to the front required a set of red 4 piston calipers paired with 370mm AP Racing rotors.  The combination of the front and rear kits have proven to greatly reduce stopping distances, improve heat cycling longevity and stability under heavy load.

STILLEN INFINITI Q60 REDSPORT 400 SEMA 2017

No car would be complete without the right wheel and tire package.  Wheels are one of those items that can make or break a car.  For years STILLEN has chosen VOSSEN Wheels for 2015+ Infiniti Q50 / Q60 and NITTO tires for their vehicles.  On this car though they wanted something a little different.  To accomplish this the STILLEN team selected the Vossen X Work line of wheels.  Particularly, the VWS-1.  Work wheels is a leading Japanese manufacturer of high end wheels and the collaboration between Vossen and Work has resulted in a melding of Japanese technology with American style.  These two piece wheels feature a high luster polished lip with a matte  gunmetal center and polished anodized barrel.

NITTO tires have been the preferred tire for STILLEN for many years.  Offering a wide range of tire selections for everything from race cars to passenger cars and even offroad vehicles.  For the STILLEN Q60 project STILLEN selected the INVO series of tires.  INVO tires are designed specifically for the luxury sports car enthusiast.  They offer excellent performance and grip without sacrificing comfort.

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We’re thrilled with the end result of how our 2017 SEMA project came out – the team here at STILLEN feels that the Q60 we put together strikes the perfect balance between high end street luxury, with design inspired by our race-winning heritage tempered with elegant style.

STILLEN Vice President Kyle Millen had this to say of the project:
“The STILLEN Infiniti Q60 project car is one of my favorite cars out of the many projects we have created.  The team at STILLEN did an amazing job and made a car that is truly one of a kind.  From the work of the body craftsmen, the engineers and fabricators working tirelessly on the performance parts, I am extremely proud of the effort put into this car and the end result.”


If you have any questions about the Infiniti Q60 3.0t or any STILLEN products for the Infiniti Q60 on our website, give us a call at (866) 250-5542, email sales@stillen.com, or message us on our Live Chat!


 

With so much hype around the Infiniti Q50 and the new Twin Turbo V6 it will be receiving we think some people forgot that the new Q60 was being released soon. Well, today all of you two door lovers out there got a big treat.

Infiniti released the 2017 Q60 today at the Detroit Auto Show and it is beautiful. The new Q60 will come with the same engine options as the 2017 Q50. A 400 HP (350 lb-ft) Twin Turbo V6 at the top of the line up, a 300 HP (295 lb-ft) Twin Turbo V6 will be the middle option, and the entry motor will be a 208 HP (258 lb-ft) 2.0 Turbo Inline 4 (for more analysis on the Twin Turbo V6 motor please see our blog article “An Aftermarket perspective on the new Nissan/Infiniti VR 3.0 Twin Turbo V6“).

It is not clear yet, but it seems all versions will be available with AWD. Twin Turbo V6 variants will come with the 2nd generation of the Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) which will hopefully prove to be much better than the first generation. Infiniti is also adding a 2nd suspension option that they are calling the Dynamic Digital Suspension (Standard on Sport Models) which will allow you set you suspension for the right occasion.

All of these new options and upgrades made the Infiniti Q60 a much more appealing car in a very competitive segment. Though the 400 HP variant will probably run in the $50k range, we are certain that the mid level 300 HP Version will be able to be modified to compete with the big boys the way the BMW 435i has compared to the M3.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infiniti G37 Coupe has been an immensely popular car for STILLEN to modify and is an absolute stunner. We can all agree that Infiniti/Nissan has their work cut out for them when it comes to the new 2015 Infiniti Q60 (G37 Coupe’s new name) slated to be released for the 2016 Model Year. We had yet to see many good renderings, but then we came across this.

Needless to say, we just became even more excited about the Q60! Now this is just a rendering from Japan. However, if the production model looks this good, we think Infiniti will have a worthy successor to the G37 Coupe.

2015 Infiniti Q60 – The Next King of Luxury?

Stemming from our success with the new Q50, we can only imagine what we will be able to do with this new platform. Just imagine the 2015 Infiniti Q60 fitted with a full STILLEN Aero Kit (Splitter, Sides, Diffuser, and Wing), Vossen Wheels, and Dropped on RS*R Coilovers or even more extreme; bagged on AirREX Digital Air Suspension System. We believe this car could be an industry leader in styling, performance, and luxury. The Q50 has already shown that Infiniti wants to take a bigger market share. We are hoping with the release of the new Q60 we will see some new engine options as well. While the VQ37 has been a stellar performer for Nissan/Infiniti, we hope they have been saving something special for us all. Regardless, the VQ37 power plant is still an industry leader in HP and torque so we would not be surprised to see it in the first production models. STILLEN will continue to offer performance upgrades no matter the engines available. With a look this aggressive, we can only think about the breathtaking sound of STILLEN Intakes and exhaust singing along with the engine as the Q60 eats up the miles and puts a smile on everyone’s face. With a new shot at taking down the industry giants like BMW, Lexus, Audi, and Mercedes; we think the Q60 will have more than a fighting chance.

Share Your Thoughts!

We’ve shared our thoughts on the 2015 Infiniti Q60 and now we’d like to hear yours. What features do you think it will come with? What features do you think it should include?

It’s always exciting for us when we speak with a dealership who understands the real purpose of a car.  The purpose of a car isn’t the same as what we do with our cars, or what we use our cars for.  We use our cars to get us from point to point.  We use our cars to haul our families around.  We use our cars to get groceries.  However, the purpose of a car is to enjoy life.  The purpose of a car is to get us from point to point, quicker.  The purpose of the car is to enjoy the road trip with our families.  So to fully enjoy life – and your car at the same time, it’s important you work with a dealership that understands how much the true joy of owning an Infiniti Q60 can bring to someone.  Enter Auto West Infiniti of Richmond, British Columbia.

STILLEN Infiniti Q50

Auto West Infiniti clearly understands what life is all about.  Not only do they sell the highest level of luxury performance cars having chosen the Infiniti franchise, but they have also chosen to outfit those cars with STILLEN performance parts to further enhance the new owners excitement about driving such an awesome car like an Infiniti Q60.  We’ve decided to do a spotlight on the latest creation by the team at Auto West Infiniti.

Their designers started out with a 2014 Infiniti Q60 XS package.  From there, the master techs in their service department installed the STILLEN Gen 3 Infiniti Q60 cold air intake, STILLEN Cat back exhaust system for Infiniti Q60 with dual wall tips, Infiniti Q60 Eibach Lowering Springs, 20″ Infiniti Accessory Wheels and to preserve the factory bumper, the STILLEN no drill license plate holder.

STILLEN Infiniti Q60 Exhaust

Infiniti Q60 with STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust Installed.

STILLEN Infiniti Q60 GEN 3 Intake

Infiniti Q60 with STILLEN GEN 3 Long Tube Intake installed.

The end result is this stunning example of what is possible when you head to a dealership who truly understands the reason for owning a high performance luxury vehicle like the Infiniti Q60!  We would like to say great work to the guys at Auto West Infiniti!

Infiniti Q60

Infiniti Q60 STILLEN Parts List

Where to Find the STILLEN Infiniti Q60

If you have any questions about this car, please be sure to contact the Auto West Infiniti dealership in Richmond, British Columbia for more information. Likewise, if you have any questions about the parts that when into the STILLEN Infiniti Q60, please contact us by visiting www.stillen.com or by calling (866) 250-5542.