Gallery: Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

 

Infiniti finally unveiled its highly anticipated Emerg-E electric sports car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, and the sexy coupe shows Infiniti’s intent to produce a new halo model for the brand. The Emerg-E was developed in Europe and it’s the first high performance, mid-ship sports car to feature Infiniti’s updated design language. Read on for a closer look!

The Infiniti Emerg-E concept gets its motivation from a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack and a three-cylinder range-extending engine that sends its power to the rear wheels. The 402bhp mid-engined, twin electric motors are capable of accelerating the Emerge-E from 0-60 mph in four seconds with a range of 30 miles. After that, a 1.2L Lotus-engineered three-cylinder range-extender engine kicks in giving the concept a 300 mile range.

The low emission hybrid system is installed within a lightweight, extruded aluminum chassis unit with ultra-light carbon fiber panels. Thanks to the use of carbon fiber and aluminum, the Emerg-E only weighs 3,523 pounds.

“This is 400 wild horses of muscle in a silky dress,” said Francois Bancon, Division General Manager of Exploratory and Advanced Product of the elegant new ride.

+ Infiniti

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  1. Jeffrey Hettfield March 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Actually, Tesla has already made a fully electric sports car called the Tesla Roadster, which goes 0-60 in 3.7 secs and has a range of around 200 miles purely on electric power. In addition, it has been built with a carbon fiber body since its launch in 2008.

  2. Ashley Cook March 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    WOW!! Looking gorgeous! But the concept of using carbon fiber is very new. Hope it’ll too fast and smooth as it’s looked. We are getting ready to move on at a higher speed than before.

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