Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge died: Power sedan does not come yet

The Q50 Eau Rouge experienced at the shows in Detroit, Geneva and Beijing various stages of evolution. Now the project has been stopped.

09/18/2015 Uli Baumann Powered by

Lange made Infiniti is serious about the attack on the power of the caliber of sedans BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG one or Audi RS6. At the Detroit Motor Show 2014, the Japanese showed a dynamic body concept for the mid-range model, at the Geneva Autosalon2014 followed by the presentation of the 568-hp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that has been adapted from the Nissan GT-R. is connected via a seven-speed gearbox. The speed limit should be at around 290 km / h.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype Vettel Screenshot
Vettel tests the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype 30 sec.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge too expensive and uneconomical

At Auto China 2014, the Japanese have the next Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge dynamically presented in the form of a video, showing a first prototype to test drive with F1 driver Sebastian Vettel at the wheel. The world champion from Heppenheim was in fact involved in the development of the sporting Japanese.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel sits in a Ferrari and the project Q50 Eau Rouge, it has become quiet - until the IAA. There colleagues want to have learned from the British car magazine the Infiniti Vice President Francois Goupil de Bouille that the Q50 Eau Rouge project was gecancelled. Too expensive and uneconomical is the power sedan. The topic Power models is in itself but this does not definitively buried for Infiniti.