2014 Infiniti Q50 S v. 2014 Chevy SS: Japanese Sword or Australian Hammer? [Video]

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If you have $45,000+ for a sports sedan, what type of car would you get? Would it be a brutish 2014 Chevy SS with a big V8 or a sharp 2014 Infiniti Q50 S with V6 power? Well, you have to wonder no more. TFLcar can help you answer this question.

Yes, there are other fish in the sea, but why look further than the 6.2L LS3 V8 of the SS sedan that produces 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of normally aspirated torque. The Chevy SS is a large and comfortable sedan with a great V8 sound track and plenty of go. The base curb weight is just shy of two tons at 3,975 pounds, but it can get around a tight IMI Motorsports course as you can see in this video.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 S is in sharp contrast to the SS. It has a smaller footprint, less weight, and a high revving 3.7L V6. Maximum power of 328 hp arrives at 7,000 rpm. And 269 lb-ft of torque come in at 5,900 rpm. Four-time Formula 1 champion – Sebastian Vettel – had a hand in tuning and development of this sedan, and it shows. The car simply comes to life on the racetrack.

2014 Infiniti Q50 S 2014 Chevy SS
Engine 3.7L V6 6.2 V8
Power 328 hp / 269 lb-ft 415 hp / 415 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed Auto 6-speed Auto
Highway range mi 580.0 394.8
EPA mpg 20 city / 29 hwy 14 city / 21 hwy
Passenger cu-ft NA NA
Trunk cu-ft NA 16.4
Curb weight lbs NA 3,975
MSRP $ $37,150 $43,475

Check out this very fun and informative TFLcar racetrack mashup between these two fun sports sedans.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.