In the early 1990s, I was young, and so was Infiniti. The brand born from contemporary trends rather than necessity, with more allusions to Japanese notions of nature than automobiles, headlined a late-century renaissance of the luxury car market. It was a noble experiment for Nissan to dabble in luxury and to shift focus from the everyday market to the exclusive. It was a brilliant idea. At the center of the product offensive was the Q45, the flagship that no American enthusiasts were aware of. It was stately in a way that the Maxima was not, and it caught your attention from the first moment it rolled by.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/11/25/infiniti-q45