Infiniti unveils new engine for Q50 Eau Rouge
Dubai, March 5, 2014
Infiniti has unveiled a powerful twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine for its Q50 Eau Rouge concept, high-performance premium sports sedan, at the ongoing 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
The Q50 Eau Rouge – based on the premium manufacturer’s award-winning Q50 sports sedan – was first revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a Formula One inspired, carbon fibre aero-enhanced concept. The new Q50 Eau Rouge engine offers 557 BHP and 442 lb/ft of torque.
"Building on the extremely positive feedback on the Q50 Eau Rouge at its recent Detroit Auto Show launch, we decided to further whet the appetite of performance sports sedan fans by engineering this powerful heart into our blood-red beast,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti Motor Company.
“A car with such pronounced styling treatments demands the very best in terms of high-performance powertrains, which is why we installed this V6 twin-turbocharged, 7-speed combination as an example of what a potential powertrain for the Q50 Eau Rouge may look and sound like.”
The 3799cc, V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged petrol engine partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. Predicted acceleration of 60mph (96.5km/h) in less than four seconds and a top speed close to 180mph (289.6 km/h) would put the Q50 Eau Rouge into the premier league of super-sports sedans.
The most powerful and exhilarating petrol-powered Infiniti model has yet not been confirmed for production, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service