When you're the reigning F1 world champion – and well on your way to a repeat performance – you should be able to get your hands on any car you want. And in Sebastian Vettel's case, that's the Infiniti FX.

In fact, the young German already owns one and drives it back home in Germany in between grands prix and Infiniti promotional events. But he's about to get a version catered more to his tastes. And considering his proven taste for speed, that's bound to translate to some big performance figures.

Of course, Infiniti isn't telling us much in the way of details, preferring instead to tease us incrementally with a video, a solitary picture and now four more as the vehicle's unveiling in Frankfurt approaches. What it is telling us is that the FX Sebastian Vettel edition is based on the top-spec FX50S Premium and features modifications to the engine, suspension and body, and should be capable of speeds in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

We'll evidently have to wait a little longer for further details, but for now you can check out the images in the gallery and the press release after the jump for a closer look.
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'VETTEL' BADGES FOR INFINITI'S ULTIMATE CROSSOVER

ROLLE, Switzerland (1 September 2011) – The perfect high-performance Infiniti Crossover – designed by, and built for, Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel – will make its debut in concept form at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt on Tuesday 13 September. The Red Bull Racing driver and Infiniti Global Brand Ambassador will unveil "his" car at 14.15 hours.

The first-ever Vettel-badged road car, the FX Sebastian Vettel version is the lightest, fastest and most aerodynamic FX yet, reflecting the World Champion's desire for a 300km/h Crossover that he can drive on his home country's derestricted Autobahn.

Based on the already fast and sporting V8-powered FX50S Premium, the FX Sebastian Vettel version features changes to engine, suspension and body, with key aerodynamic enhancements implemented with input from Red Bull Racing. The one-off model also gains an interior personalised to Sebastian Vettel's taste, taking the brand hallmarks of exclusiveness and individuality to new heights.

The unveiling and Infiniti press conference at Frankfurt can be viewed live at www.infinitieurope.com


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      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would be interesting to see how this vehicle stacks up against the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      186 is pretty serious for that brick. Can't wait to see what they're doing to the motor.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stephen
        Brick? Are you not looking at the same vehicle I'm looking at? This thing is shaped like a catfish.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Twin turbo-ed their V8? Mechanical specs please.
      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      first off all I dont like momy suv cars BUT some people dont know or dont have to know about lasser chasis welding as the Fuge / Q45 suspension set up and engine tunne up...but its pretty impresive for a 2ton car
      • 3 Years Ago
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        _M7_
        • 3 Years Ago
        GTR its a performance car not show off or luxury as a Mercedes U can "tunning" whit stupid rims and colors
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @_M7_
          Uh what? Dude, if you can't type English, please refrain from even commenting on an English speaking blog.
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        Use your brain for a moment. Why would anyone opt for an Infinity GTR over a Nissan GTR? It will be slower and cost more.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        G37 > G35
        • 3 Years Ago
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      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 3 Years Ago
      Making ugly fast, Doesn't make it better..
        sc0rch3d
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ERNSTEVERYTHING
        yes it does, when it passes by you dont have to see it as long!
      toyslacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sorry to be a hater... but does anyone really care about this car??? ...or the current generation FX in general?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @toyslacker
        Reading the comments would answer your questions. Not everybody shares the same opinion as you do.
          toyslacker
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          @Elmo, looks like no one cares as much as you do, since you've posted 3 times on this article. The reason for my comment was simply that: 1- You don't see many of these on the roads to begin with 2- The previous/original model was 10x better looking IMO 3- This S.A(ctivity).V. is trying to compete with Cayenne, and just falls short IMO I'm not trying to create a battle, I'm just surprised that Infiniti went through the effort on this thing. reminds me of the IPL G, overpriced performance that few people will ultimately put their money down on. Except Sebastian Vettel apparently.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      yeah, this ugly POS "has" to go 186 mph. This looks like a caricature when it goes 60 mph, I can imagine how ridiculous it looks at 186mph...what a joke!
      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's just what the world needs, more top-heavy 5000 pound SUVs flying down the highway at 186mph.... =| Its like putting rollerskates and a jetpack on a sumo wrestler... its just not a good idea.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        I'm sorry, are we still stuck in the 90s? Because that's the last time I remember SUVs have problems with being too top heavy.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clear tails are so 10 years ago.
      2.7boxer6
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yuck, clear tail lights..
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whatever beast of a motor is destined to push a tall FX crossover SUV to 300km/h should instead be placed in a stripped and lightened G coupe, just because it would be more fun. Not that bearing down Ferraris on the Autobahn at 180mph in an SUV won't be fun, but you wonder that the only reason they chose a 5000lb catfish is because Vettel owns one.
        AP1_S2K
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        "because Vettel owns one.".... or given one because Infiniti is struggling to gain brand recognition in Europe (reason for their involvement in F1). I agree.... the older g was cool, and this sort of treatment would have helped that car i've written off my list
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