Infiniti EMERG-E prototype driving debut at Goodwood [video]

Infiniti has dynamically introduced an EMERG-E prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with Red Bull racing F1 driver Mark Webber behind the wheel.

Previewed by the concept, the prototype is based on the Lotus Evora and uses a range-extended electric powertrain that was "specially developed for [the] EMERG-E." The latter part is a bit dubious, as the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid also uses the same mechanicals as the EMERG-E.

As we have previously reported, both prototypes feature two electric motors and a three-cylinder petrol engine-generator. The Evora 414E Hybrid has a combined output of 414 PS (304 kW / 408 hp), while the EMERG-E produces 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp). Regardless, both models accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately four seconds, hit a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h) and travel up to 30 miles (48 km) on electricity alone.

The company hasn't confirmed plans to build a production model, but hinted the EMERG-E "provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti's future."

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