Geneva 2012: Infiniti EMERG-E


Electric power

Infiniti, Nissan's luxury arm, has something very special to show at Geneva, as the automaker revealed the EMERG-E Concept car, a mid-engined sportscar that serves as a glimpse into the brand's future.

The Infiniti EMERG-E is proof positive of Infiniti’s intention to produce a bold halo model befitting the brand’s promise of Inspired Performance, and also signals an array of new technologies that the brand will adopt in its quest to build dramatic yet sustainable high performance cars.

Within its compact length, the two-seater INFINITI EMERG-E contains a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters, a three-cylinder range-extending internal combustion engine and a petrol tank. All this is efficiently wrapped within highly aerodynamic, light bodywork characterised by a design fluency that could only come from Infiniti.

Apart from the radical styling reminiscent only of the most high performance mid-engined supercars, this 402 hp hybrid sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just four seconds. The electric system is projected to have a range of 48 kilometers, and when the range-extender petrol engine functions with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km (NEDC cycle).

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