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.