If you liked the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept we have great news for new: the Japanese carmaker has just announced what engine is powering the red rocket! Ready? The new Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept will be powered by a 3799cc, V6 gasoline engine, making this vehicle the most powerful and exciting Infiniti model to date.
This 24-valve, twin-turbocharged engine, complemented by a full-time all-wheel drive system, features a 50/50 front-to-rear torque split.
With this engine, the Q50 Eau Rouge is expected to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds and achieve a top speed of nearly 180mph – placing the powerful concept among the world’s premium super-sports sedans.
While the new Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept has yet to be confirmed for production, the unveiling of the newest version of the Q50 Eau Rouge in Geneva points to the fact that Infiniti is determined to create engaging performance cars for a premium segment.
Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited, remarked that after receiving extremely positive feedback on the Q50 Eau Rouge at the Detroit Auto Show, the marque decided to engineer this “powerful heart into our blood-red beast."
He said that a car with pronounced styling treatments like the Q50 Eau Rouge demands the best high-performance powertrains, leading the carmaker to employ V6 twin-turbocharged, 7-speed combination.
The bad news is that the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept has not been confirmed for production but the feedback received from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show might bring a new high-performance Infiniti on the market that could take on cars such as the Audi RS6 or the BMW M5.