Infiniti previously announced it was bringing an F1-inspired Q50 to the 2014 Detroit auto show, and we finally get our first look at the sport sedan. The Japanese automaker has finally revealed the first image of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept before it's officially unveiled at the show next week.
The concept demonstrates Infiniti's vision of
what a high-performance Q50 should be, and is modeled after Formula 1
cars with similar aerodynamic and design elements.
That means that the Eau Rouge utilizes lots of carbon fiber,
particularly on the front splitter, roof and side mirror housings. A
rear diffuser, side skirts, 21-inch wheels, dual exhaust system, and
massive rear spoiler lend the sports sedan that high-performance look
designers were going for. Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa
points out that the front wing assembly and rear aerodynamic packaging
take cues from the RB9 race car. Compared to the regular Q50, the concept is lower and wider, with only the roof and door profiles unchanged.
Named it after the world-famous corner at the
track in Spa-Francorchamps, the Eau Rouge concept will bow in Detroit
next week, but until then, fans can help build the concept in a virtual
garage. Check out unveil.Infiniti.com for more information, and watch the video below to get a better idea of what the Eau Rogue could sound like.
Thanks to: Motor Trend