Infiniti Emerg-E Functional Concept Debuts at Goodwood

Infiniti Emerg-E Functional Concept Debuts at Goodwood
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The Infiniti Emerg-e debuted as a concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and now the fully functional version of the car is being shown off at the Goodwood festival of speed, where it will tackle the famous hill-climb.

Based on the Lotus Evora, the Emerg-e came together thanks to the U.K. government’s technology strategy board, which supplies funding for new electric vehicles in hopes to speed the arrival of low carbon cars to our roads. Through the same funding, Lotus built the Evora 414e concept, and Jaguar put out the XJ_e, which is also displayed at Goodwood this year.

The Emerg-e demonstrator is powered by twin-electric motors that produces 402 hp, and propels the car from 0-60 mph in four seconds. Up to 30 miles can be traveled emissions free before the three-cylinder 1.2-liter range-extender kicks in. This makes for a CO2 output of 55g/km. For the least amount of drive line friction, the motors are mated to a single speed (XTRAC) transmission.

“In Emerg-e, we’re trying to study, investigate and showcase two things: one is the potential of a mid-engine sportscar for the Infiniti range, and the second is of a new range-extended powertrain,” said Jerry Hardcastle, vice-president of vehicle design and development.

The Emerg-e was rumored to make it to production, but now Infiniti has said that they are developing a halo mid-engine super car that likely won’t be the Emerg-e, although the technology seen in this car could migrate to whatever the new vehicle is.

Watch the videos below to see promotional videos for the Infiniti Emerg-e.

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