Two gents at this past weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK got the chance to sit in the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version, and not only did they start it up, but they recorded its sound. The 414-horsepower crossover surprises not only with its sky-high asking price of €120,000 (circa $155k USD), but also with a remarkably exciting soundtrack. Pushing the button adjacent to the ashtray triggers a Mr. Hyde routine on the exhaust note, turning the rich baritone burble from intimidation to deepest fear.

Only 200 of the pearl white special edition FXs will be made, and with most of them likely headed for the Middle East, things are about to get even louder in the desert. Scroll down for a listen.



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      art
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vettel gets to drive a f1 car. I dont think the even the fastest street car will suprise him with its performance. All he wants is a nice looking car to drive around, and that's were the fx's unique design comes in. Im pretty sure he doesnt care about the chrysler srt8s straight line power since it comes with a plastic interior and crappy suspension. Im sick of people rating cars only by there straight line speed.
      澤田照之
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can buy this...or a GT-R and have change for a daily driver Altima Hybrid.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds insane? Not really. Sounds good, yes, but nothing more crazy than say a G63 AMG or Cayenne Turbo S. At least those two have the higher power figure as well as better off-road capabilities to justify their pricing. Just because there are fewer of these around doesn't automatically mean it's actually more valuable.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brand new Infiniti FX50: $60k Add in a 2 mode sports exhaust, intake, tune, wheels, lower suspension, brakes, some aerodynamic tack ons, interior trimmings and a paint job, should cost what, $15k tops? So where, exactly does the other $80k go? Offsetting the cost of limited production, I doubt there is much bespoke stuff going on. Looks like Seb Vettel's name is worth quite a lot after winning F1 last year. I suppose if he won again (much less likely) they would release a $50k Nissan Versa Vettel Edition with a 20 horsepower bump and special paint/wheels. Sure, it sounds great with the button pressed, but for that price, I would much rather it was muffled by two turbos giving a Cayenne Turbo, X5M, ML63 stomping 600hp. All of those could easily go over 180 mph that the Vettel FX50 boasts, and cost much less, even fully optioned. Heck, a $60k Grand Cherokee SRT8 would munch on its bones even with the "disadvantage" of not being based off a raised sports car platform. And absolutely nobody would ever care you flashed your money on a severely overpriced Infiniti. Most would think it's a bog standard FX50, others would just laugh at you for spending $155k on a tall wagon named after an F1 driver.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great exhaust note
      Guillermo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds weak and cheap. Listen to the exhaust of Lt. Bullitts Ford Mustang. Now you're talking exhaust roar!!
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now can we please have that engine and exhaust in a G and M?
        Corey Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        You can get that engine in an M, The FX for all intents and purposes is a slightly raised M wagon.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds weird coming from an SUV.
      Roshan Gomez
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even the name sounds insane; Infinity FcX (read f*CKS) Sebastian Vettel. PJ aside the car sounds good
      BombSquad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I the only one not impressed? When I push that button, an Infinity FX with only 400 HP costing $150k should either whisper tomorrow's lottery numbers or sweet nothings while it gives me a reach around. In a world of X5M's, Cayenne Turbos, hell, even SRT8 Cherokees, this thing is a wet towel.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      hm.. not the best sound I heard. It could be better. It seems like this car has about 100 bhp..
        avconsumer2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David
        Hm.. while "not the best sound I heard," either... you should consider seeing an audiologist, as it "seems like this car has about" 400bhp.
      Ku
      • 2 Years Ago
      Take a 2011-2013 Mustang GT, replace the stock exhaust by an aftermarket one... and buy an M5 with the money left :)
        g.torino
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ku
        absolutely. Actually jus leave the Mustang GT's exhaust as it is. No need of bottons or anything. In In America soccer moms take their kids around in this type of 'utility vehicles' – oh sorry forgot sports (SUV)
        rob.morrow
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ku
        I like your plan better, but you'll need the cost of the Mustang for tires, brakes, gas and maintenance on the M5 over a few years. I bet new M5 can be programmed to sound like that on the inside :)
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