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 |  May 13 2013, 9:00 AM

Infiniti-Emerg-E-09Nissan’s luxury arm is going ahead with plans to build a hybrid sports car, using ideas from the Emerg-E and Essence concepts.

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 |  Mar 06 2012, 5:22 AM

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This year marks the fifth time that Infiniti has attended the Geneva Motor Show. Since then a lot of changes have been happening in the auto industry, not only in Europe but across the globe.

As it stretches its arms out further into new markets, Infiniti is also looking towards the future and from this year’s press conference in Geneva, that might just include a low emissions, mid-engined super sports car.

The stunning Emerg-E concept is Infiniti’s first ever exploration into the idea of a such a vehicle and incorporates a mid-mounted driveline with dual electric motors that enabled it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around four seconds and from 0-130 mph in around 30. Infiniti says the EMERG-E can travel on pure electric power for a distance of up to 30 miles, after which a range extending, three-cylinder gasoline engine kicks in.

Measuring some 175 inches from nose to tail, the Emerg-E is currently just a concept. That said, two running vehicles are under construction at the Nissan corporate facility in Sunderland, UK, in an effort to provide a more hands-on experience of mid-engined sporty motoring.

All said, it’s shaping up to be nearly a direct rival to the new Acura NSX concept – itself a mid-engined hybrid.

Watch our Infiniti Emerg-E first look video below.

GALLERY: Infiniti Emerg-E

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GALLERY: Infiniti Emerg-E

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 |  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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