Every year at about this time we get to announce, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car.
For the uninitiated, the Neiman Marcus car is an extravagant version of a vehicle typically priced much higher than comparable models at local dealerships. It’s always a limited edition and always sells out within hours, sometimes minutes, of going on sale.
How does this year’s choice stack up? Well, at $63,000, it’s definitely one of the least expensive Neiman Marcus cars to hit the catalog in a very long time. It’s also one of the best values.
Car and Driver says,
This year the Christmas Book features a special version of the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400.
Limited to only 50 examples, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Q60 costs $63,000, and surprisingly, that’s not overpriced. Yes, it’s almost $11,000 more expensive than the base Red Sport 400’s $52,205 starting cost, but if you were to choose all the options included with this car, you could cross the $65,000 mark. So, technically, the Limited Edition is cheaper.
This is the first time in recent memory that a Christmas Book car could be considered a good deal.
The Infiniti comes with a gold paint job and a white leather interior with silver trim. The special edition also includes a matching leather weekend bag, a cashmere car cover, and, of course, a letter of authenticity. It also has the standard Red Sport’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The Infiniti certainly lacks the same pedigree of past cars, but if history repeats itself, we can be sure all 50 examples will be spoken for fairly quickly.
The Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 12 p.m. EDT. It can only be purchased by calling 1-844-367-6971.
If there was ever a Christmas Book car to seriously consider, this is the one!
What car would you love to see in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book?