Nissan’s vice-president Andy Palmer has confirmed that the firm is still interested in creating a halo model based on the stunning Emerge-E concept from a few years back
While speaking with Auto Express recently, Palmer said, “There’s room in the mid-term plan for a halo car of the Emerg-E nature. The design execution still needs some discussion, though. But yes, you can see a halo car in our future.”
When asked about what could power the car, he responded, “We need to be progressive. A hybrid fits the Chinese market conditions and portfolio overall best. You still have to reach a certain line on a [profitability] graph even if you’re doing a supercar. I would expect it to have some kind of hybridisation.”
The last bit of news we heard about the possibility of the Infiniti Emerg-E hitting the market was in September. At the time it was mentioned that the production car could share technology with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team which it sponsors. Consequently, a V6 engine incorporating an electric engine is certainly still a possibility.
If the car does indeed make it to the streets, expect Infiniti’s halo supercar to maintain many of the gorgeous styling traits of the original concept with power conceivably being around 600 hp to sit above the 560 hp Q50 Eau Rouge.
[Via Auto Express]