Infiniti Emerg-E sportscar unveiled in Geneva (Photos)
Infiniti Emerg-E is significant for the fact that it is the first Infiniti that has been developed in Europe. The car recently made its appearance at the Geneva Motor Show and was seen as a highly advanced and high performance sports car.
Emerg-E is Infiniti offering of Inspired Performance and possesses a host of technological advances that Infiniti will bring to the fore to ensure that these vehicles are high in performance. It is also part of the company’s endeavor to be a part of the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board plan to bring out vehicles that are low on carbon emission.
For this Infiniti Emerg-E is fitted with a 402 bhp engine with twin motors and electric motors. The vehicle is capable of speeds from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds and offers zero emission over a 30 mile range. While the petrol engine in combination with the two electric motors offer CO2 output of only 55 gms per km.
An Emerg-E measure 4.46 m in length and besides the two electric motors also possesses a lithium ion battery pack, four inverters and a three cylinder internal combustion engine. Further details as to price and date of launch are yet to be disclosed.
INFINITI EMERG-E: AN ELECTRIFYING NEW TAKE ON THE SPORTS CAR
The INFINITI EMERG-E Concept, which makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012, is a highly advanced mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti’s future.
INFINITI EMERG-E is physical proof of Infiniti’s intension to produce a bold halo model befitting the brand’s promise of Inspired Performance, and also signals an array of exciting new technologies that the brand will adopt in its quest to build dramatic and sustainable high performance cars. INFINITI EMERG-E also provides a fresh expression of Infiniti’s design language applied to a high performance, mid-ship sports car for the first time.
INFINITI EMERG-E is also significant for being the first Infiniti that has been developed in Europe. More than that, its advanced technology deliberately draws on the knowledge of suppliers beyond Infiniti’s usual base in the quest to uncover the most innovative hardware and the deepest knowledge base. That quest has seen Infiniti become a part of the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board initiative, whose aim is to speed the arrival of low carbon vehicles to our roads.
INFINITI EMERG-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti’s inspired performance. This 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin motor, electric motors powered sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just four seconds – and from zero to 130mph in a single, seamless 30 second burst. Yet it also operates as exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range. And when the range-extender petrol engine functions in concert with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km (NEDC cycle).
Within its compact 4.464m length the two-seater INFINITI EMERG-E contains a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters, a three-cylinder range-extending internal combustion engine and a petrol tank. All this is efficiently wrapped within highly aerodynamic, light bodywork characterised by a design fluency that could only come from Infiniti.