United States right now has a complicated relationship with Cuba, and the death of Fidel made it even harder to realize how to fix them, but it seems like the auto industry has an answer here. The first step into fixing the relationship with Cuba was made by the Infiniti designer Alfonso Albaisa. He took an Infiniti Q60 to the old country to become a quasi, unwitting ambassador of peace.
Albaisa’s Infiniti Q60, which he has designed apparently with unconscious influences from the mid-century modern architecture of Cuba, is the first U.S. spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years. Granted, it’s a Japanese car, but it was built in America and penned by a Cuban guy who grew up in Miami. Now that’s multiculturalism at its best. This thing shows what can be achieved when you ignore the made up borders between countries, races, ethnicity, and political beliefs.
The way the Cubans look at that Infiniti Q60 tells you they are sick and tired of all those 50s and 60s American cars they are still keeping alive using anything they can get their hands on. Castro’s revolution may have given them some pride and bragging right about how they stood fast against Imperialism, but it also robbed from these people the chance of having a decent, comfortable life. Maybe it’s time they gave the other way a try, see how that goes, huh?