Infiniti continues to openly toy with the idea of producing a racy luxury sports coupe, following on the heels of 2009's Geneva Motor Show star, the Essence concept. This year, Infiniti has gone in a more overtly sporting direction with this hot little number, the Emerg-E.

Fortunately, this coupe's styling isn't as contrived as its name suggests thanks to a rakish form that comes across as more of a supercar than the Essence's large-scale grand touring aesthetic. The Emerg-E looks even better in person than in photos, with an organic quality to the flowing lines that's nicely emphasized by the car's smoky matte finish. If we have any complaints, it's that the nose looks a bit long, and incongruously, it seems to offer a riff on the spindle grille that Lexus is rolling out portfolio-wide. No matter, this is clearly one of this year's most impressive debuts.

Powered by a 400-horsepower range-extended powertrain, Infiniti says the Emerg-E can bolt to 60 miles per hour in four seconds dead while offering a 300-mile range.

We're officially ready for Infiniti to stop teasing us with handsome concept cars and get on with producing an upscale sports coupe.

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INFINITI EMERG-E: AN ELECTRIFYING NEW TAKE ON THE SPORTS CAR

The INFINITI EMERG-E Concept, which makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012, is a highly advanced mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti's future.

INFINITI EMERG-E is physical proof of Infiniti's intension to produce a bold halo model befitting the brand's promise of Inspired Performance, and also signals an array of exciting new technologies that the brand will adopt in its quest to build dramatic and sustainable high performance cars. INFINITI EMERG-E also provides a fresh expression of Infiniti's design language applied to a high performance, mid-ship sports car for the first time.

INFINITI EMERG-E is also significant for being the first Infiniti that has been developed in Europe. More than that, its advanced technology deliberately draws on the knowledge of suppliers beyond Infiniti's usual base in the quest to uncover the most innovative hardware and the deepest knowledge base. That quest has seen Infiniti become a part of the UK government's Technology Strategy Board initiative, whose aim is to speed the arrival of low carbon vehicles to our roads.

INFINITI EMERG-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti's inspired performance. This 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin motor, electric motors powered sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just four seconds - and from zero to 130mph in a single, seamless 30 second burst. Yet it also operates as exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range. And when the range-extender petrol engine functions in concert with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km (NEDC cycle).

Within its compact 4.464m length the two-seater INFINITI EMERG-E contains a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters, a three-cylinder range-extending internal combustion engine and a petrol tank. All this is efficiently wrapped within highly aerodynamic, light bodywork characterised by a design fluency that could only come from Infiniti.


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      JasonERF
      • 2 Years Ago
      HOW MANY SEXY EXOTICS DOES INFINITI HAVE TO DREAM UP BEFORE THEY PUT ONE INTO PRODUCTION????!! Okay, I'll calm down. But seriously. These Infiniti concepts are gorgeous. Build Build Build!!!
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Go Nissan, build it
      Pininfarina
      • 2 Years Ago
      Italian Lines with Japanese fluid flow design and sharp proportions. This car is very interesting, it looks like the combination of the best design themes from Ferrari 458, Jaguar CX-75. Jason's SSC Tuatara. It's not a copy, but this Infiniti Concept combines the sleekness of the 458, elegance of Jaguar and agressive exotic lines of the SSC. Very impressive. Infiniti has done it again after the Essence. Bravo. Most beautiful concept for some time now.
      nickms3
      • 2 Years Ago
      The paint on this and the Essence is beautiful. Can we get this color on the Z please.
      CtK4949
      • 2 Years Ago
      Make that the new G Coupe!! Now!!
      Prince David
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that is one hot car!
      Seph
      • 2 Years Ago
      it screams "sexy"..
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now THAT is stunning...I had to second Famsert's comment
      carbonblackm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that is beautiful...
      Corey
      • 2 Years Ago
      STUNNING.
      sonic_the_dreadnaught
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those eye's are to die for! looks like a cat right before it pounces!
      Damian Holmes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jaguar CX-75 or this?
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