Infiniti Etherea Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Infiniti took the wraps off its Etherea concept, showing its vision for a future premium hatchback. Now reports from across the pond suggest that the premium Nissan division could be preparing to unveil something decidedly sportier at next year's Swiss expo.

The report comes from Auto Express, and it suggests that the new sportscar will be targeted at the likes of the BMW Z4 and Audi TT, yet slot in below the G37 Coupe in the company's lineup. A two-seater in front-engine, rear-drive configuration is being mooted for the project, leaving questions as to where such a model might fit in the corporate hierarchy vis-à-vis Nissan's 370Z.

No word on potential powertrains, but a hybrid setup could be part of the mix. Rumor has it that Lotus is being brought in to consult on the chassis setup – a role often taken up by the British sportscar-maker and engineering consultancy. Us? We can't help but wonder if this isn't where Red Bull Racing's expertise could be brought to bear as well.


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      longducdong
      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing makes the land shark look ****.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good god that is ugly. I don't understand what happened to Infiniti, the G35 coupe was such a simple yet sexy looking thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Rob
      • 4 Years Ago
      shudder
      jmi2
      • 4 Years Ago
      i don't know about a 2-seater, but i want the Etherea to be my next Infiniti!
      Dennis Baskov
      • 4 Years Ago
      Visually I don't see how is that supposed to compete with Z4. For starters, it's not even a roadster. Looks more of a smaller crossover...
      QAZZY
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know, an Infiniti-branded 370Z would look pretty nice. Keep the dynamics and the ragtop.
        tinted up
        • 4 Years Ago
        @QAZZY
        i was under the impression that the G was Infiniti's Z just in 2+2 config like back in the day just without a ragtop option... Same chassis, same motor, same NVH problems.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 4 Years Ago
      i sure hope it doesn't look like this O_O
      dystroglycan
      • 4 Years Ago
      i hope it keeps the name
        You guy
        • 4 Years Ago
        @dystroglycan
        It'll be letters and numbers. Maybe It'll be Infiniti E-series or something.
      Seph
      • 4 Years Ago
      put that sexy-back car into production...
      AMG Owner
      • 4 Years Ago
      so infiiti makes ugly nissan bebages with Renault engines, Lotus parts and future mercedes platforms, sells poorly everywhere and slaps stickers on F1 cars. Yup thats a great brand
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