• Feb 13, 2012
For an automaker whose lineup is made up of more crossovers than anything else, Infiniti sure does seem to like doing two-door show cars. The 2006 Coupe Concept showed the way forward for the G37 coupe, the 2009 Essence concept showcased a new design direction, the Etherea concept of 2011 may have been a five-door hatch but tried its damnedest to look like a coupe, and now the Japanese luxury marque is preparing to roll in to Geneva with a new sports car concept altogether.

Dubbed Emerg-e, the concept car has so far only been teased with a handful of close-up detail shots tinted such a deep purple we were half expecting them to break out into a rendition of "Smoke on the Water" – which was, come to think of it, set just across the lake from where the concept is set to be unveiled just a few weeks from now. But we digress. The point is that a series of what appear to be patent renderings have leaked their way online to give us a much better idea of what to expect.

So what should we expect? Well, based on the renderings, the show car is looking rather curvaceous. In some cases, we'd say, a little too much so, with a face that makes us think of a fat man trying to fit into a small bathing suit, and that's never a good image (so, um... sorry about that). We'll reserve final judgement for when we see it up close and personal next month.


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      Joey Franklin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anybody else think its funny lexus and infiniti are both doing the spindle grille?
        theblackemblem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        I was going to say that, but I figured I would get downvoted for obsessively looking for similarities with other cars...
          The Great 1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @theblackemblem
          I agree with both only we must state here that infiniti did it first and infiniti is the winning brand between the two.
          miketim1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @theblackemblem
          "infiniti is the winning brand between the two." Show me an Infiniti that beats the ISF.. or an Infiniti thats better then the LS460 ? Show me an Infiniti as cool as the LFA ? Show me Inifiniti reliability ratings compared to lexus. Yea I thought so.
      Jamie Andy Evans
      • 2 Years Ago
      When is the new G Coupe going to be unvieled? If it looks anything like this I will certainly be buying one.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jamie Andy Evans
        Um, I wouldn't exactly hold my breath for a front mid-engine coupe to resemble anything like a rear mid-engine concept. That's like hoping the next Honda S2000 looks like an Acura NSX...
      Dani
      • 2 Years Ago
      The corporate grill doesn't translate well onto the supercar look its going for, and infiniti's organic styling doesn't either.
      tylermars.design
      • 2 Years Ago
      god i hate when people model in orthographic view.
      leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      the rear should become that of the next G37 coupe the front so far looks a bit too feminine, but I like it can't wait for the next G37 sedan/coupe
      lapirk
      • 2 Years Ago
      hey its the natgeo report of a new praying mantis species sighting..
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lapirk
        hahah, that just might be the design thesis for the vehicle like the Lexus concept they recently unveiled which was inspired by a leaf. This hideous design definitely must've been done solely by the Japanese.....I seriously thought it was JOKE
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      it looks more original than the NSX (aka MP4 - R8 hybrid)
      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      Horrible proportions......the car is so 50/50
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dislike. It looks like they took a Mazda Furai... and neutered it.
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like an Infiniti version midengine hybrid electric motor drivetrain sport car. (similar to NSX) T This design has a lot of potential, but the front grill doesn't fit a sleek design at all. They would do better with a Z-like front end with Infiniti logo. This car would do better without the signature Essence C pillar kink since it already has the Modena-esque air intake on the rear fender. In fact this car has some Italian lines on it between Modena and 458, but they mated it with an awkward Infiniti grill up front. This is definitely a big stepfor Nissan, which has not considered a midengine sport car since the Nissan Mid4 back in 1985. Anyways, built this or the Essence it doesn't matter. I'll buy it if it's under 100k.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see an Alpine resurrection on this chassis... with a mid-mounted GT-R engine.
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