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Infiniti’s Eau Rouge program gets the CEO go ahead

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Infiniti’s Eau Rouge program gets the CEO go ahead

During the Geneva Motor Show Infiniti brought a new and updated Q50 Eau Rouge Concept version and its CEO says he’s looking forward seeing the car put into production.

Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti’s boss with a Hong Kong office, stresses that inherently the program is still in its infancy and the company needs more time to develop al the details before we see the car into dealership showrooms.

“I would build it right away,” says de Nysschen, but the fact is that the program is “still very much up in the air. As far as I’m concerned, tomorrow afternoon is too late to put the show car into production,” added the executive.

The red blooded Eau Rouge Concept was originally unveiled two months ago during Detroit’s NAIAS and prompted public and industry experts enthusiasm with the added dynamism – much attributed to extensive use of carbon fiber aerodynamical elements, but also to the new alloys or the dual-exit exhaust sports system.

Infiniti says the model brought to Geneva is a Q50 Eau Rouge 2.0, which adds the most useful element to a car – the engine under the hood. It’s a pumped up version of the 3.8-liter V6, with twin-turbo and good for showing off 560 hp. That would suffice for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in “less than four seconds,” and a top speed “close to 170 mph (270 km/h).”

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, March 7th, 2014 - filed under Industry, Infiniti, News. Image credit: .
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