PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., – The Infiniti Emerg-e Concept makes its North American debut this weekend during festivities surrounding the 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s premier celebrations of the automobile.
Infiniti, which has enjoyed a major presence at the event for many years, will be showing a number of special vehicles in addition to the Infiniti Emerg-e, including the Infiniti LE Concept luxury electric vehicle, the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 showcar, and the all-new 2013 IPL G Convertible – the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line. The collection of Infiniti vehicles is being shown at the Infiniti Moments of Inspiration display located at the top of Peter Hay Hill.
“It is always an honor to be included among the prestigious activities during the week of the Pebble Beach Concours and this year we’re bringing our most advanced concept ever,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “Named ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Infiniti Emerg-e truly is one of the most technically interesting and artfully sculpted automobiles in the world today. It is a major achievement in both engineering and design.”
As the first mid-ship sports car the marque has ever produced, Infiniti Emerg-e takes the Infiniti design vocabulary in a new direction. Infiniti Emerg-e also blends supercar performance with the ability to function as a true electric vehicle. The 402-horsepower mid-engined, twin electric motor-powered Infiniti Emerg-e is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 miles per hour in just 4.0 seconds – and from zero to 130 miles per hour in a single, seamless 30-second burst. It also operates as a zero-emission urban transport over a 30-mile range.
Infiniti Emerg-e stretches Infiniti’s already accomplished expertise in the areas of electric vehicles and alternative propulsion systems. Along with its Infiniti M Hybrid luxury sedan, Infiniti recently announced that a production luxury electric vehicle, based on the Infiniti LE Concept, will join the line in 2014. Infiniti LE Concept’s compact EV platform maximizes interior space by placing the lithium-ion batteries under the passenger compartment floor, helping provide a low vehicle center of gravity for enhanced handling and maximizing trunk room without compromising front or rear seat passenger legroom or comfort.
Source: PRNewswire / Infiniti