Geneva 2014: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge gets Nissan GT-R engine

Geneva 2014: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge gets Nissan GT-R engine image

Text: / Photos: Infiniti Press | posted March 07, 2014 16:13

Infiniti shoes in a Nissan GT-R VR38DETT to the Q50 Eau Rouge

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, a high-performance concept car, was first revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a Formula One inspired, carbon fiber aero-enhanced concept. However, the Q50 Eau Rouge’s debut last January lacked something, its engine. Now, Infiniti revealed Q50 Eau Rogue’s power at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

With its debut last January, the Q50 Eau Rouge is designed with features such as the bespoke aerodynamic carbon fiber bodywork. Infiniti says the design of the Q50 is inspired by muscularity, aerodynamics, refinement, and understated power. The front and rear fenders of the Q50 extends the current broad-shouldered stance by 20 mm, while a larger deck lid spoiler enables the car to have an air-pressure downforce. All of Q50’s body is finished with a tailored coat of customized red paint. The vehicle also features Q50’s signature double-arch front grille that has a dark-chrome finish, same as with the glasshouse surrounds, door handles, and deck lid accents.

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rogue

The Q50 Eau Rouge is powered by a Nissan GT-R derived VR38DETT twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6 gasoline engine further enhanced to the tune of 568PS with 600 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed gearbox. The twin-turbocharged gasoline engine partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than four seconds and has a top speed of 290km/h.

The engine of the Q50 Eau Rogue

“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 sedan fans by engineering this powerful heart into our blood-red beast," said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.