Earlier this week, Infiniti displayed its Q50 Eau Rouge (pronounced oh-roosjh) concept for all at the Geneva Motor Show to see. The automaker’s first Formula One-inspired sports sedan concept turned heads, outfitted in strikingly red paint with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter engine whose sounds debuted around the world before the concept did.
“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,” said Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti Motor Company Limited president.
We sure hope the production model maintains the concept’s performance potential. The engine boasts 560 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque and propels the sedan to 60 mph in less than four seconds.
Unfortunately, we at Infiniti of Cincinnati are still awaiting news of when to expect a production version of the Q50 Eau Rouge. As soon as we learn more details, you’ll be the first to know.