They love putting the Infiniti Q60 in videos, and why not? The two-door that goes against the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is sleek, sensual, sculptured and quite a sight to behold, especially in the signature Dynamic Sunstone Red. Saw one on the streets of L.A. recently and it’s dramatic.

But in this latest video outing, the backdrop for the car is the real star, because it is not merely a setting, but an essential part of the story. Besides looking and sounding oh so exotic, Cuba is also in the DNA of Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s executive design director.

Now based in Japan where he oversees all four Infiniti design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami and is a US citizen. However, he identifies himself as Cuban, despite only knowing the country’s history via stories and photos. Here, he visits the land of his ancestors for the very first time, bringing a gift to Havana in the Q60 – the first US-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years. It was “a monumental task,” he said.

Tracing his roots back to his parents’ birthplace, Alfonso gets to see in real life the curves of the mid-century modern architecture of his great-uncle Max Borges-Recio, including the Tropicana, Club Nautico, as well as Borges Recio’s own home. In the process, the designer may have also found the origins of his own design DNA that is expressed in the unique flowing lines of today’s Infiniti cars.

Nice film, lovely looking car, fantastic location and story. Watch it.

GALLERY: Infiniti Q60 in Havana, Cuba