Most of the noise over the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version has centered around its €120,000 ($155,000 U.S.) price and its exhaust noise. Evo Magazine editor Harry Metcalfe quiets things down with a soup-to-nuts look at where the extra money has been spent on this Vettel-fied Infiniti crossover (in the UK it costs £105,600 on-the-road, nearly doubling the price of the FX50 it is bred from).

There's lot of detail: the aero mods were guided by Vettel's desire for his tribute FX to hit 300 kilometers per hour, the carbon fiber is manufactured by Brabus, the additional rear spoiler adds £4,800 ($7,650) to the already hefty £100,800 base price ($168k!), each alloy is 4.6 kilograms lighter than a standard wheel but hides standard brakes, and so on. All of that is followed by a question: "Can I say it's £50,000 better?" You'll find the $80,000 answer in the video below.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      For 58k, I could get the standard FX50 AWD. Take it to a performance tuner and make this a violent FX50 with the extra 100k. I doubt I would need 100K to make this FX50 a 650WHP animal. So no. I agree. 165k vs a Cayenne Turbo S = no way.
      chest rockwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Standard brakes????? They didn't upgrade the damn brakes??
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's trying, with his British reserve, to disguise just how overwhelmingly full of suck this vehicle is. But finally, by the end, it can't help but slip through. Take an already very ugly car (first gen FX was striking, 2nd gen sucks), let a 16 year old jersey shore douchebag customize it, add a measly 30hp, remove a trifling 46kg on a two ton car, leave the ugly interior intact with a few bits swapped out, and add $100k to the price. Good luck guys.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Very apt description. It's a rubbish car. And I think he was lying about the ride because I could hear how stiff it was when he was going over those pot holes. awful.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am glad Harry called this vehicle out for the stupid overpriced crap it is. You have to be a certified moron to buy this thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid vehicle, a standard FX looks much better and considering how much better the competition looks I'm sure who would even think twice about this thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Possibly the most underwhelming vehicle to sport a F1 Champion's name. Built the Infiniti Emerg-E and put Vettel's name on the special edition.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one of those rare cars where if I ever see anyone driving it, I'll think, "what in God's name were you thinking buying that car? Have you no idea how completely idiotic you are?" Standard breaks and purple-over-gray interior for $170,000. Wow.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yup, looks like the car still is how I thought it was when it debuted. Is it a good car? Yup. Is it a car worth $155k? Not by a long shot.
      • 2 Years Ago
      i wouldn't want a Vettel badge plastered all over my car
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's an AWFUL hard sell when put up against a Cayenne Turbo S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Extremely hideous, like all Nissans.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey there is a vehicle that looks "beefier" than the ford taurus...
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