Infiniti has announced that it will reveal a Formula One inspired concept car based on the Q50 premium sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year.

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Named after the world-famous corner at the Formula One track in Spa-Francorchamps, the Q50 Eau Rouge, the car was design to demonstrate Infiniti’s vision of a high-performance variant of the Q50. For Infiniti, the Q50 Eau Rouge concept blends road car technology and a thoroughbred motorsport vision.

The Q50 Eau Rouge features aerodynamic styling treatments and design elements which are influenced by Infiniti’s partnership with Formula One world championship-winning team Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

“Performance is a key pillar of Infiniti’s DNA, and this car expresses a deepened design interpretation of that.  The Q50, with an abundance of technologies, provides a great basis for an extreme performance version, embodied in the design of Q50 Eau Rouge,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director.