Infiniti has announced plans to unveil an EMERG-E prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will be driven up the hill by Formula One driver Mark Webber.
Infiniti has announced plans to unveil an EMERG-E prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Based on the concept that was originally introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, the prototype will be piloted by Formula One driver Mark Webber.
Specifications weren't released, but the concept featured a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors. This gave the model a combined output of 402 hp (300 kW / 408 PS) which enabled the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in four seconds and travel up to 30 miles (48 km/h) on electricity alone. When the battery becomes low, the engine acts a generator to extend the car's range an additional 270 miles (434 km).
In a statement, Infiniti's Global Chief Marketability Engineer Jerry Hardcastle said "The Festival of Speed crowds will be seeing EMERG-E in action for the first time ever, even before many of Infiniti's top executives have seen it! Goodwood's spectators will see not just an exquisite design but a superb example of Infiniti combining our own technologies with those of our partners to create an environmentally-friendly car, brimming with true Infiniti driver appeal."