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 |  Aug 22 2013, 8:31 AM

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It’s not every day you get to sit inside a concept car, and driving one is an even rarer occurrence since these special vehicles are typically one-offs that are more precious than gold to automakers. Against the odds AutoGuide got a very brief test drive of the beautiful Infiniti Emerg-E show car at the Nissan 360 media event in Southern California.

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 |  Aug 20 2012, 2:36 PM

Among the throngs of beastly powered sports cars, a little news about the design for Infiniti’s future G Series cars surfaced through the Emerg-E concept.

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 |  Aug 19 2012, 8:46 PM

While other automakers are showing off ferocious V12 engines and SUV’s, Infiniti is exposing its electric and hybrid strategy to the attendees of Pebble Beach.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 8:46 PM

This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will play host to the North American debut of the Infiniti Emerg-E Concept. The Japanese automaker will also bring its LE Concept that we first saw at the New York International Auto Show.

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 |  Aug 01 2012, 11:45 AM

The Infiniti Emerg-E debuted earlier this year at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, capturing the world’s attention with a mid-mounted driveline and a pair of electric motors. 

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 |  Jul 06 2012, 11:53 AM

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.

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 |  Jun 29 2012, 2:38 PM

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.

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 7:31 AM

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Infiniti’s high-tech Emerg-e sports car certainly looked fast, and the claimed performance numbers are impressive, but does it live up the hype in the real world?

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 6:02 PM

Infiniti is looking to broaden its model range in order to penetrate new vehicle segments. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Emerg-E debuted and now the Japanese luxury automaker is considering bringing it to production.

More importantly though, Infiniti is looking to build up its Infiniti Performance Line that made all but a slight whimper instead of a roar, in its debut last year on the G coupe and convertible models. Infiniti Americas Vice President, Ben Poore recently said, “IPL is to us a steppingstone. It’s not an AMG, and it wasn’t intended to be. It’s a place where we’re going to start a subbrand.”

So it appears that Infiniti will be leaning towards a BMW M approach with its IPL subbrand. We’re excited to see where IPL can go, as Infiniti has a great platform of sports cars thanks to its Nissan heritage.

Infiniti will also be debuting an all-electric, luxury sedan at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

[Source: Automotive News]

 |  Feb 02 2012, 8:48 AM

Infiniti has announced that its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept will be called the Emerge-E.

Using a gasoline range-extended to add power and range to an electric powertrain, this will be the first such system used in an Infiniti product. The “advanced sports car concept” will also be the first Infiniti to use a mid-engine powertrain configuration.

Few details are yet known about the brand’s new flagship performance vehicle but Infiniti is promising a zero emissions mode as well as “vivid performance.”

Watch the latest video teaser for the Emerge-E below:

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