560 BHP Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Be on the Cards
Infiniti has revealed a new twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine for the Q50 Eau Rouge concept.
A performance-focused concept car based on the manufacturer’s Q50 sports saloon, the Eau Rouge was first revealed back at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a Formula One inspired, carbon-fibre ‘aero-enhanced’ concept.
The 3799cc, V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged petrol engine partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. Infiniti predicts an acceleration time of 0-60 mph in under four seconds and a top speed close to 180 mph. The engine has a claimed power output of 560 bhp and 600Nm of torque
The model has not been officially confirmed for production, but the unveiling of the latest iteration of the Q50 Eau Rouge at the current Geneva Motor Show gives a strong hint that such a car is likely to get the green light.
Expanding the Q50 powertrain range, and also on display in Geneva, was a new turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that displaces 1991cc, and develops 211 bhp and 320Nm of torque. Driving the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission, the engine comes to China in the spring and Europe in autumn before rolling out to other of Infiniti’s global markets before year end.