Infiniti has just released yet another video of its potent Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept, this time hitting the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The video features Sebastian Vettel, Parket Ligerman and world champion snooker play Pan Xiaoting. It is of course very fitting that Infiniti decided to tackle Spa in the potent concept because it is named after the circuit’s most famous corner, Eau Rouge.
The most impressive thing about the Q50 Eau Rouge is that it borrows the Nissan GT-Rs twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine. It is interesting to point out that this GT-R sourced engine found in the Q50 actually delivers 568 hp and 600 Nm of torque which is more than ‘regular’ GT-R. This engine is then 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.
Despite so many videos of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept being unveiled in recent months along with the car appearing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014, Infiniti has yet to confirm the car for production. If our suspicions are correct however, such confirmation should be coming very soon.