Q50 Eau Rouge Concept Hints at ‘Extreme Performance’

Q50 Eau Rouge Concept Hints at ‘Extreme Performance’

With more than a month still ahead of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Infinti just released a teaser of something it calls the “Q50 Eau Rouge.”

Infiniti says the concept is inspired by Formula One, but hasn’t released many details on what that means. The photo shows mirror caps and a lower front lip made of carbon fiber, possibly previewing future performance oriented variants of the Japanese brand’s new sedan.

“Performance is a key pillar of Infiniti’s DNA and this car expresses a deepened design interpretation of that. The Q50, with an abundance of technologies, provides a great basis for an extreme performance version, embodied in the design of Q50 Eau Rouge,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director.

The company named its concept after the famous corner at the F1 track in Spa-Francorchamps and says the car features aerodynamic enhancements along with elements influenced by  the brand’s partnership with the Infiniti Red Bull F1 racing team.

Infiniti’s performance line vehicles – the IPL variants – are only mildly enhanced from a performance standpoint. Albasia’s comments hint at the possibility of a higher-performing version of the Q50 that could help the company push into higher-performing territory.

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