Infiniti would reveal the Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014. The details about the prototype are scarce though the engine details have been released. It has a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 which produces 576PS. The car will also be displayed at the First Glance area near the start line.
The car would be driven by Christian Homer and Sebastien Buemi, Infiniti Red Bull Racingâ€™s team principal and test and reserve driver respectively. The model was first revealed as a concept at the Detroit Motor Show and the V6 was shown in the Geneva motor show. Infiniti says that this is very similar to the production version, though whether production will happen isnâ€™t sure. The decision will be made after feedback from prospective customers.
The Infiniti Q50 is actually a replacement of the G37 sedan. It competes with the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. The V6 petrol in the sedan produces 333PS in the regular Q50. There is also a hybrid version of the very car, which has a 50kW electric motor.
Infinit Q50 Eau Rogue unveil press release
Sight and sound of the Q50 Eau Rouge prototype set for Goodwood Hill
The 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo 568HP Q50 Eau Rouge to be piloted by key members of Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Hong Kong â€“ The powerful Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype will enjoy its first ever dynamic public appearance this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking place from 27â€“29 June.
The Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype, is set to entertain the crowds attending this yearâ€™s festival as it roars past with its powerful 568PS V6 twin-turbo engine running at full throttle in the hands of Christian Horner, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal and Sebastian Buemi, Infiniti Red Bull Racingâ€™s Test & Reserve Driver.
Sebastian Buemi will also be available on the Infiniti hospitality stand for a question and answer session regarding the Formula One season so far and what we can expect going forward.
The Q50 Eau Rouge started life as a static design concept revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier in the year but has since been shown at the Geneva motor show with its thoroughbred V6 engine installed. In April, during the Beijing motor show, Infiniti announced it has reached a further step forward towards a production version with a full working prototype now undergoing tests and evaluation. It is this full working prototype that will power up the hill at Goodwood. Should you miss it then proceed to the â€˜First Glanceâ€™ area positioned close to the start line where it will be displayed in-between its performance runs, and available for everyone to get up close and personal with the fastest Infiniti concept for many years.
The most powerful Infiniti ever has not been confirmed for production, but Infiniti will continue to listen to feedback from potential customers.