Infiniti to roll out special Sebastian Vettel edition [w/video]
With the United States Grand Prix set to join the calendar next year in Austin, Texas, the only current stop the Formula One circus makes in North America this season is in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix. And while he was in our neck of the woods, the guys over at FastLaneDaily got a chance to meet up with Red Bull's defending champion, Sebastian Vettel.
The champ took the FLD crew for a few laps in a Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) G37 Coupe around the ICAR circuit at Mirabel airport, where we were schooled a couple of years back at the Jacques Villeneuve Academy. Surely an experience in and of itself, because young Seb is widely regarded as – and sufficiently proven to be – the best driver on the grid right now. But while they were at it, the video gurus of everything automotive got a juicy tidbit of information.
Through their two-pronged partnership with Vettel and his team, Infiniti is planning a special Sebastian Vettel edition road car. This is apparently separate from the new vehicle which RBR is reportedly developing with Infiniti, and will likely come about a little earlier, though it's not clear what markets it will be offered in. As to what the model will entail – beyond some ad-ons and special badging – remains to be seen, but we'll be keeping an eye out. In the meantime, follow the jump for the run-through with FLD's Shakedown.