The engine that powers the Q50 Eau Rouge concept has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show Infiniti stand today. The sports premium sedan was first unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a Formula One inspired, carbon fiber aero-enhanced project.
The most powerful petrol powered Infiniti model has a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, which develops 568hp and 600Nm of torque. The 24-valve unit partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split and a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The predicted acceleration of 0-60mph (0-100 km/h) is in less than four seconds, while the top speed reaches 180 mph (290 km/h).
"Building on the extremely positive feedback on the Q50 Eau Rouge at its recent Detroit Auto Show launch, we decided to further whet the appetite of performance sports saloon fans by engineering this powerful heart into our blood-red beast,” said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti.
The 568hp Q50 Eau Rouge has not been confirmed for production.
Infiniti also announced the standard Q50 engine lineup will be expanded with a new turbocharged 4-cylinder mill that generates 214hp and 320Nm of torque. Driving the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission, the engine will be available in China in a couple of months and in Europe - from autumn this year.