Infiniti's director of global product and brand communications has downplayed the possibility of seeing a high-performance halo car in the new future.
Infiniti's director of global product and brand communications has downplayed the possibility of seeing a high-performance halo car in the near future.
Speaking to Motoring, Matthew Davis said development of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept has been frozen but it hasn't been axed altogether. He went on to say the company has other priorities as the automaker has to grow "slowly, gradually and with intelligence."
While he wouldn't rule out a supercar altogether, Davis said the company has to focus on other things at the moment.
Despite downplaying the possibility of high-performance vehicles, Davis suggested the company "would be well served by a performance brand within the brand." This seems to imply the company is considering something along the lines of AMG Sport variants which pack styling and performance tweaks while forgoing the full AMG treatment.
Infiniti already has the Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) in the United States but the lineup hasn't really caught on and Davis conceded that IPL is strictly for the North American market.
The company seems to be playing it safe but previous reports have suggested they company won't eschew performance altogether as rumors have indicated the Q60 Coupe could eventually be offered with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine that develops 408 bhp (304 kW).