Ferrari does it. McLaren does, too. Williams and Renault are expected to go at it again. Lots of Formula One teams are into making road cars, and now Red Bull apparently wants a piece of the action.

We first brought you news of a potential tie-up between the Red Bull Racing team and Infiniti a couple of months ago. Nissan's luxury division sponsors the world-champion, and the team's star driver Sebastian Vettel acts as the brand's ambassador. But what would a partnership on an actual marketable road car amount to?

It may still be too early to say. An upgrade of the G37 to near BMW M3 levels of performance could be in the cards, maybe a similar treatment on the M37 sedan, or they could wait until Infiniti's new premium sporty hatch comes around. One way or another, says CAR Magazine, both parties appear to be keen on the opportunity.

Infiniti, for one, is eager to boost its profile, particularly in Europe where its brand recognition is still relatively low. Red Bull, meanwhile, is looking for an outlet for its technical expertise on a project outside of F1 beyond the X1 prototype in GT5. The collaboration of Red Bull and Infiniti engineers could be facilitated by the fact that their R&D bases in the UK are in close proximity to each other, which more than anything else could give the project wings.


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      throwback
      • 4 Years Ago
      An upgraded G37 with Red Bull decals. I'm sure they'll be lining up at the dealership for one
      sloturbo
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess if I were Seb, and they were paying me millions, I'd be a their walking billboard, but it looks pretty silly if you ask me.
      lorenzo
      • 4 Years Ago
      let's hope whatever they make in the future will start to move away from the Catfish looks they have now. they need an icon grill, heck Kia had a more iconic grill then their mixed bunch. and all the bodies are way too swoopy - in a bad way.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about a mid engined supercar powered by a tuned version of the M56 or a turbocharged 3.7 (though the 3.5 is smoother revving and has thicker cylinder walls methinks). Making another version of a luxury sedan will hardly make a splash, and if the Ethera concept is anything to go by, I wouldnt trust Infinity to make a hot hatch. Infiniti is Nissan's premium brand so it would be nice for them to make a GTR topper with a luxurious interior, and Red Bull racing tuned driving dynamics.
        Hashiryu
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        Race cars are generally not easy to drive. Just saying.
        Sukairain
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        The last time Nissan made a mid engined performance car was 24 years ago. Though a collaboration might yield something akin to the Tommy Kaira ZZII. I gotta say, as ridiculous as your suggestion sounds.... a mid engined GT-R on a sexy shell sounds like something Redbull would be interested in building. It certainly would raise a lot of recognitions for both brands.
          Elmo
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          The ZZII never went into production...
      peakarach1
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't wait!
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