Rivers of ink and true passions is what is raising the most performance saloon ever created by Infiniti. The premium firm twinned with Nissan is looking for its place in the Olympus of the great automotive firms, and for this it is willing to storm the tinderbox that Nissan hides in its headquarters to give life to a creature with character … a lot of character.
He Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge It’s coming to production, call me visionary or risky in my makeup, but Infiniti can and should build this characterful saloon to show that they don’t bluff when it comes to taking on the best in the segment. Compete with Mercedes AMG, BMW M or Audi quattro Gmbh is not an easy task, but Infiniti have done their homework to fight an epic battle that only speaks of victory on the Japanese side.
The final blow to German hegemony
It is nothing new to see that the trio of German brands have had a well-deserved cache and reputation when it comes to saloons for quite some time. There are many automobile firms that have planned and carried out an assault to power with greater or lesser success, but the trio of aces hardly suffers damage in each new battle, surpassing itself with each new creation that they put on the market.
Brands like Jaguar, Volvo, Lexus, Alfa Romeo or Cadillac get closer to the goal with each new generation, but the infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge has wanted to break the mold by betting on a very ambitious format where technique, technology and design are able to convince not only on common asphalt, but on the most demanding of circuits. Making the famous curve of the Spa Francorchamps circuit your name is a strong declaration of intent.
The new ones BMW M3, Mercedes C 63 AMG and Audi RS4 they will resort to downszing without reducing their maximum power. With a power fork of between 400 and 500 hp, Infiniti decided to bet big and make use of everything known and developed in honor of the Nissan GT-R. Will we then see a simple adaptation of the Nissan GT-R to the body of the Infiniti Q50? Nothing is further from the truth, as Infiniti claims to have achieved the best of both concepts to talk about a high-performance saloon without having to give up anything.
Thus the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge will host a 3.8-liter V6 engine, double supercharged by turbocharger with enough capacity to deliver 568 hp maximum power and 600 Nm of pair. The four-wheel drive will have a 50/50 split, while the dual-clutch transmission promises sensations very close to those exhaled by each air intake that sculpts the GT-R’s silhouette.
Although Sebastian Vettel He is not the most beloved of all the pilots that pass through the Formula 1 grid, his experience and hands have served Infiniti to fine-tune every detail of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. A maximum speed of 290 km / h and a time of 4 seconds to run the 0-100 Km / h they will be just some of the details that your technical sheet looks like.
The official confirmation on the arrival on the market of this performance saloon is being expected, although from Infiniti they do not hesitate to talk about the great reception that this bet is experiencing in each event or car show it attends. Of its production it is only known that it will be in a limited edition and with minimal changes on what is already known.
He Q50 Eau Rouge will not be a best seller, and in fact its price will not be low, however his genes speak of the Nürburgring as a second home and of firms consecrated as objectives already accomplished under the skin of the Nissan GT-R.
Wrong or wrong, Infiniti has one of those cards in its hands that can do more for its image than many new models launched on the market in the near future. Design and technique shine in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge a perfect composition that does nothing but wonder why Infiniti has not yet given the green light to this saloon still identified with the “concept” tag.
The future of Infiniti in markets such as Europe is to increase its number of sales taking advantage of synergies with Mercedes-Benz, but growing in image is another story and is certainly not an easy task. After canceling projects such as the ambitious and interesting Infiniti Emerg-E on a Lotus base, the commitment to a halo model like the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge It cannot be defined otherwise than mandatory if Infiniti wants to become a real alternative in the European and US markets.