Video: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept Runs at Goodwood Hillclimb

The stunning Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept recently made its worldwide dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 with Sebastien Buemi behind the wheel and now a video of one of its run has been released by Infiniti.


Throughout the weekend, Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner also had the opportunity to drive the car. Unfortunately, Infiniti has added music in the video meaning very little of the potent Nissan GT-R powered super sedan can be heard. Nevertheless, seeing it on the famous hillclimb indicates that it can’t be very far away from being confirmed for production!

The engine beneath the skin of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept delivers a total of 568 hp and 600 Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed transmission driving all four wheels. The all-wheel drive system has a constant 50/50 front-to-rear torque split and predictions suggest the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept can hit 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of around 290 km/h (180 mph).

Clearly benefitting from its ongoing involvement with the Red Bull Formula One team, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept also features a host of new aerodynamic components giving it extra downforce. Some of the most notable new aerodynamic parts include a prominent carbon fiber front splitter as well as side skirts and a clean rear diffuser made out of the lightweight material. What’s more, the roof of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is also carbon fiber, like the new M3’s, helping to lower the centre of gravity. All up, the visual modifications make for a 20 mm wider track both front and rear.

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