Infiniti revealed a new image with its Q50 Eau Rouge Concept that will make its world debut later this month at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. For those who still don’t know, the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is a high-performance sedan based on the Q50 and draws inspiration for aerodynamic design from the technical collaboration between Infiniti and four-time Formula One World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
As you can see from the photos, the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept comes with redesigned components made from carbon fiber, it is lower and wider, while the roof and door profiles remain unchanged.
According to Infiniti, the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept features a new carbon fiber front lip splitter, rear air diffuser and side sills, carbon fiber roof as well as door mirror casings, a dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler and a new set of 21-inch lightweight wheels.
The Infiniti design team, led by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, was influenced by the aerodynamic styling approach taken by their colleagues at Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
"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," said Albaisa. "The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car," added Albaisa.
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, debuted at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit Motor Show, is a concept vehicle that communicates Infiniti's design vision of a high-performance Q50premium sports car.
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge typifies the eye-catching design elements of the Q50 premium sports vehicle - imbued with the alluring spirit of Formula One.
Showcasing custom-fitted aerodynamic carbon fiber bodywork, Q50 Eau Rouge is lower and more extensive, having the qualities of a true road presence. This stunning design is motivated by strength, aerodynamics, enhancement, and understated power.
Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited, said that if this car is made, he expects that it will showcase more than 500hp and 600lb/ft of torque. Through its different confederation partners, it gets access to a wide range of engines highlighting this performance ability which, with a fair measure of engineering hardwork, can be built to display Infiniti character and be accommodated within the Q50 engine bay. He added that the motor being evaluated for the Q50 Eau Rouge is a huge personality, V-cylinder motor with constrained induction.
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge resulted from competition at the very peak of motorsport, reflecting components from the triumphant RB9 race car.
Practically every exterior panel is custom-fitted to the Q50 Eau Rouge, with just the front doors and the arch of the roof pillars kept as standard components.