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Infiniti has today released a new preview of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept – the sound of premium automotive performance. The identity of the big personality engine with forced induction under Eau Rouge’s sculpted and vented hood will be revealed at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, but it can be heard now in a new video clip released by Infiniti.
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept was revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a design vision for a high-performance variant of the Q50 premium sports sedan. Now, after significant interest from the public, Eau Rouge boasts an almighty powertrain that suits the aggressively styled and motorsport-influenced exterior.
“With its Formula One-inspired carbon fiber bodywork, we thought it only fitting the Q50 Eau Rouge’s beating heart was suitably sporting. Our engineers have perfectly captured the tone of Infiniti’s take on premium performance, and a car that is as impressive as the Q50 Eau Rouge sounds is surely a car to challenge performance cars in the premium sector,” said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.
Infiniti will hold its 2014 Geneva International Motor Show press conference at 11:00 am CET on Tuesday, March 4.
Let us know what you think of its sound.
We had previously brought you news of Infiniti’s plans to unveil a Formula One inspired concept vehicle at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Well, Infiniti has released a first image of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept.
Obvious right away are how major bodywork components have been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind and manufactured carbon fiber. While the roof and door profiles remain unchanged, the Q50 Eau Rouge is lower and wider than the production Q50. Design highlights include deep and detailed carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and side sill skirts; carbon fiber roof and door mirror casings; 21-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels; and a dual-exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler.
The Infiniti design team, led by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, was influenced by the aerodynamic styling approach taken by their colleagues at Infiniti Red Bull Racing. “From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like,” said Albaisa.
“The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car,” added Albaisa.
More information about the Q50 Eau Rouge will be revealed during a press conference at the North American International Auto Show at 9:20 a.m. ET on January 14.
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.
Infiniti has given fans a preview of the much anticipated Q30 Concept ahead of its official premier at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. TheConcept provides insight into the automaker’s plans as it forays into new premium segments. With contemporary design packaged in a compact Infiniti vehicle, the hope is to capture a new generation of premium customers.
According to Infiniti, the Q30 Concept embodies Infiniti’s vision to deliver “head-turning design, innovative materials with precise fit and finish and passionate craftsmanship, while provoking a radical shift in the premium compact segment.”
Take one look at the Q30 Concept’s body design and you’d be hard pressed to put it into any one category—not a coupe, not a hatch, nor is it a crossover. Designers have made it a fusion of all three body styles to provide an alternative to the traditional premium compact vehicles available today. The Q30 Concept gives the next generation of premium car buyers the best combination of the dynamic design of a coupe, the roominess of a hatch, and the larger stance of the crossover.
In addition, the Q30 Concept delivers new levels of design, materials, fit and finish, craftsmanship and performance. The Infiniti design team, led by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, has explored bolder, sensual sculpting and enhanced muscularity with the Q30 Concept as the brand’s design language continues to evolve.
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