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Infiniti to reveal high performance Q50 “Eau Rouge” Concept at 2014 Detroit show

by DrivingEnthusiast

Here’s the first view of a high-performance Q50 to be shown at the Detroit show in January 2014 as a concept.

Some styling changes are obvious, along with an intriguing set of vents on the hood.

Could this be the unveiling of the 550HP twin-turbo V-6 that Infiniti chief Johan de Nysschen let slip in December 2012? We’ll know in a month…


Infiniti Press Release follows:

Hong Kong – Infiniti will reveal a Formula One inspired concept car based on the Q50 premium sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The concept car represents Infiniti’s design vision of a high performance variant of Q50. Called “Q50 Eau Rouge,” the car is named after the world-famous corner at the Formula One track in Spa-Francorchamps, a corner which requires extraordinary strength, courage and commitment; it has seen some of the most incredible driving feats in Formula One history.  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.

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