Thread: Infiniti starting to take high performance seriously? Sebastian Vettel flogs the Q50 Eau Rouge
04-09-2014, 01:13 AM #1
Infiniti starting to take high performance seriously? Sebastian Vettel flogs the Q50 Eau Rouge
What is the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge? It is essentially the Nissan GTR drivetrain stuffed into the Infiniti Q50 sedan. The VR38DETT we all know from the GTR is used but with output tweaked to 560 horsepower and 443 pound-feet. A four-door GTR? What's not to like?
The video is incredibly short but Nissan is definitely pushing this Eau Rouge idea quite a bit. If InfinitiBoost were to guess why it is to gauge public reaction to this car. Infiniti is also promoting themselves as having 'Inspired Performance' and this car definitely supports that motto.
Additionally, Infiniti intends to release more information on this Eau Rouge prototype at the Beijing auto show later this month. What that information will be we will have to wait and see.
INFINITI BRINGS 560HP Q50 EAU ROUGE PROTOTYPE TO LIFE
Sebastian Vettel tests running prototype in his role as Infiniti's Director of Performance
Full schedule of prototype testing and evaluation continues
Hong Kong – Infiniti is pressing ahead with the evaluation of the Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance vehicle and will show footage of the testing of a prototype version, at the hands of Infiniti's Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel, at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The four time Formula One world champion tested the 560hp high performance sports sedan at the Millbrook Proving Ground automotive testing facility, UK, putting the prototype through a challenging series of performance, handling and precision driving evaluations. Vettel's invaluable feedback will be engineered into the next stages of the prototype's extensive development program – testing components, packaging and viability.
Further information regarding the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge running prototype will be released on press day at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show on April 20.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand's portfolio.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance.
More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership ExperienceŽ and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com. For the latest news on Infiniti in Formula One, visit www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.
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