Saturday, November 19, 2011

Infiniti electric sports car concept (2012)

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Infiniti electric sports car concept (2012) teased

By Tim Pollard
First Official Pictures
18 November 2011 10:09
Infiniti has trailed a new range-extending electric sports car concept - a long way ahead of its planned debut at the 2012 Geneva motor show.
The company already plans an electric Infiniti to piggyback the EV learnings from parent firm Nissan, whose Leaf is the first mainstream electric car built from scratch. But this new sports car will pack a range-extender system, with a petrol or diesel engine to charge the battery when charge gets low.

What else do we know about the electric Infiniti sports car?

Not a huge amount. We hear it's a mid-engined two-seater, which suggests Infiniti is about to ramp up its product offerings. So far, the models have been quite US-centric, but if the company is to achieve its ambitious growth targets it'll have to deliver cars aimed at Europe and the rest of the world too.
Sounds to us like an edgy sports car could be just the ticket to get people to take Infiniti seriously. And press home its connection with Red Bull Racing.
These first teaser photos reveal complex form language emphasising the 'curves' obsessed over in the latest advertising communications. And that lush molten metal paint job reminds us somewhat of the Infiniti Essence concept car from 2009.

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