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 |  Nov 19 2012, 11:35 AM

Infiniti Emerg-E

 

The Emerg-e was slated to be a significant car for Infiniti. It would be the luxury automaker’s first supercar, plug-in hybrid and mid-engined vehicle. With an impressive powertrain, which boasted 402 hp with 738 lb-ft of torque, it was touted to return an estimated 99 mpg. Four seconds was all it would take for the Emerg-E concept to reach 60 mph, or so we were told, and the stunning piece of sheetmetal could also travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone, before a three-cylinder range extending motor kicked in.

As positive as all this sounds, Infiniti has reportedly axed the Emerg-E. Instead, fuel-conscious luxury buyers can wait for the Infiniti LE, a plug-in luxury EV based on the Nissan Leaf. Just don’t expect any sports car performance from it.

If there’s any good news from this story it’s that Infiniti says the styling of the Emerg-E foreshadows the next Infiniti G.

  • Adam Donohue

    Left out the Dodge Copperhead!? 

  • Catfan

    It should have been branded as an Imperial.  Great idea!

  • SpencerRynberg

    I saw the Dodge Demon in person about 2 years ago at Trenton engine north. It looked so much better in person.

  • Carlos

    Concept cars are never meant to “go anywhere”. They built as showy platforms, for various new features. There are probably many features, on your own car, that debuted at a car show, on a concept car.