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 |  Mar 06 2012, 5:22 AM

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This year marks the fifth time that Infiniti has attended the Geneva Motor Show. Since then a lot of changes have been happening in the auto industry, not only in Europe but across the globe.

As it stretches its arms out further into new markets, Infiniti is also looking towards the future and from this year’s press conference in Geneva, that might just include a low emissions, mid-engined super sports car.

The stunning Emerg-E concept is Infiniti’s first ever exploration into the idea of a such a vehicle and incorporates a mid-mounted driveline with dual electric motors that enabled it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around four seconds and from 0-130 mph in around 30. Infiniti says the EMERG-E can travel on pure electric power for a distance of up to 30 miles, after which a range extending, three-cylinder gasoline engine kicks in.

Measuring some 175 inches from nose to tail, the Emerg-E is currently just a concept. That said, two running vehicles are under construction at the Nissan corporate facility in Sunderland, UK, in an effort to provide a more hands-on experience of mid-engined sporty motoring.

All said, it’s shaping up to be nearly a direct rival to the new Acura NSX concept – itself a mid-engined hybrid.

Watch our Infiniti Emerg-E first look video below.

GALLERY: Infiniti Emerg-E

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GALLERY: Infiniti Emerg-E

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  • Stewie

    Wonder when Lexus will jump on the bandwagon.

  • http://www.autoguide.com Bob

    Stewie: Its Called the Lexus LFA. And unlike the Infiniti, and NSX, its already on the road.

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/09/lexus-lfa-nurburgring-edition-sets-record-714-production-car-lap-time.html

  • titson

    LFA is not a hybrid dumbass… I wonder when too stewie :)

  • NSX-R

    NSX Killer? Who would really Know. According to An article I read in a magazine the other day the new NSX will do zero to sixty in 3 seconds. I have been waiting for years for them to re-release the new NSX and there is a good chance it may not come again. I’m not crazy over this or the NSX but in the end it’s all just rumours and concepts.

  • Dom

    I very highly doubt that 0-130 in 30 seconds will be any sort of competition at all for the new nsx…or old one for that matter. Nsx killer..I think not.

  • Patrick Price

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough said.