Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge revealed with a number of carbon fiber components

Posted on Wednesday, 8 January 2014 , 05:01:39 byEmil

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge revealed with a number of carbon fiber components

After last month`s announcement of introducing the Infiniti Q50Eau Rouge concept, Infiniti has now released a new picture of the vehicle. The concept will make its debut during the North American International Auto Show set to take place between the 18th and the 26th of January 2014 (Public Show). The vehicle will be first showcased on the 13th of January, during the event`s Press Preview days.

The Q50 is a Formula One inspired vehicle which takes its name after a specific corner on the Spa- Francorchamps track. Previously described as a `design vision` as a whole, the auto`s exterior is now depicted as inspiring ` muscularity, refinement and understated performance intent`. The aerodynamic design of the Q50 is a clear influence of the company`s Red Bull Racing partnership and technical collaboration. Infiniti`s design team, coordinated by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa was influenced by an aerodynamic approach preferred by four-time Formula One World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Albaisa stated that: ` From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like `

The auto is wider and lower than the production Q 50, maintaining only the door and roof profiles. The Q50 Eau Rouge concept is equipped with a few carbon fiber components such as the rear diffuser, the side skirts and the front splitter. In addition to this, the vehicle also features carbon fiber mirror caps as well as a carbon fiber roof. The auto rides on 21 inch lightweight forged alloy wheels

The company`s expectations on the vehicle are very high as Infiniti`s Executive Design Director recently stated that: ` 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`.