The Infiniti Emerg-e is still a concept, but for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the company built a working version to run the hill climb.
The car started strong, but somewhere along the way something went wrong, and the Emerg-e prototype had to be taken from the course on a flat bed truck.
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.
Infiniti is still looking into the production of a halo supercar, but it will likely not be the Emerg-e. And while the issue that the test car experienced was probably a one off, it may be a hint to the company that it’s hybrid technology still needs work.
Watch the video below to see the Emerg-E being towed off of the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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