During last month's Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti rolled out the lustrous Q50 Moulin Eau Rouge concept – a preview of what could be a solid performance offering from Nissan's luxury arm. Problem is, the car shown in Detroit was all show and no go – literally.

Infiniti was keen to talk about how the Eau Rouge would feature "a big personality, V-cylinder engine with forced induction" with "over 500 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque," but the showcar had no such powerplant underhood. In fact, it didn't have any powerplant under the hood at all. That'll change next month, however, as Infiniti has now confirmed that it will bring the Q50 Eau Rouge to the Geneva Motor Show in March, complete with the promised "big personality" engine.

"Our engineers have perfectly captured the tone of Infiniti's take on premium performance, and a car that is as impressive as the Q50 Eau Rouge sounds is surely a car to challenge performance cars in the premium sector," said Infiniti's President, Johan de Nysschen. Regarding that sound: he ain't foolin' – the automaker has released a teaser video that gives us our first listen at what the Q50 Eau Rouge will sound like once its powerplant is nestled underhood. Scroll down to give it a watch – err, listen – and have a look beyond that for the company's official press blast.

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Infiniti Eau Rouge – Ready to Roar at Geneva Motor Show

- Infiniti hints at powertrain for Q50 Eau Rouge concept
- Engine to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show on March 4

Geneva / Hong Kong – Infiniti has today released a new preview of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept – the sound of premium automotive performance. The identity of the big personality engine with forced induction under Eau Rouge's sculpted and vented hood will be revealed at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, but it can be heard now in a new video clip released by Infiniti.

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept was revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January as a design vision for a high-performance variant of the Q50 premium sports sedan. Now, after significant interest from the public, Eau Rouge boasts an almighty powertrain that suits the aggressively styled and motorsport- influenced exterior.

The most powerful Infiniti ever has not been confirmed for production, but Infiniti will continue to listen to feedback from potential customers.

"With its Formula One-inspired carbon fiber bodywork, we thought it only fitting the Q50 Eau Rouge's beating heart was suitably sporting. Our engineers have perfectly captured the tone of Infiniti's take on premium performance, and a car that is as impressive as the Q50 Eau Rouge sounds is surely a car to challenge performance cars in the premium sector," said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.

Infiniti will hold its 2014 Geneva International Motor Show press conference at 11:00 am CET on Tuesday, March 4.


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      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 10 Months Ago
      This seems simple enough. Take the GTR engine and transmission and bolt them in. We've been waiting for this big eureka moment from Nissan for like 6 years now.
      aabueg2005
      • 10 Months Ago
      GT-R engine? wouldn't be a surprise if they did use it.
        zizixx89
        • 10 Months Ago
        @aabueg2005
        No V6 generates 600tq with 500+ hp unless its a diesel or hybrid tech. Im not talking about a modified (rere's)
          Aaron N
          • 10 Months Ago
          @zizixx89
          You're not talking about either, you immature little 14 year old brat.
        Eskimo
        • 10 Months Ago
        @aabueg2005
        IF they do this right, I WILL buy this car. Other than the 15mpg, I am very happy with my G37x sedan daily beater. They need to give this car the GTR drivetrain as a $15k "IPL option" over on any model Q50 (base) with NO "steer by wire" BS. Any before the uneducated children who own nothing try to tell me it can't be done, you need to learn that the GTR was selling for $70k in 2009 and NO public company takes a loss on a sale. The development and tooling for the V6TT, DCT, and AWD are already paid for and the G/Q share the same platform as the GTR. I would buy a GTR today, but the car gets too much unwanted attention on public roads and I REFUSE to pay $100k for the identical car that was selling for $70k in 2009.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @aabueg2005
        It would be logical, but that didn't sound like a stock GT-R to me. Either its been worked over differently for the E.R., or they used a different displacement for the basis of this turbo'd engine.
        AWD Terror
        • 10 Months Ago
        @aabueg2005
        I seriously doubt they will put that engine in the Q50. I suspect it will be a properly built VQ37.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 10 Months Ago
      Growling V6 engine + Turbo dump = I going to get a second,third and fourth job delivering pizza, Chinese and Chinese Pizza to get that car.
      NamorF-Pro
      • 10 Months Ago
      That turbo sound!!! Eargasm
      bootsnchaps60
      • 10 Months Ago
      Hmm, I had an 84 Ford Tempo that sounded like that when I revved the engine. With air conditioning and stereo systems inducing folks to keep windows closed, who's going to hear what the engine sounds like anyway? Reminds me of the old hot rods revving at a stoplight in the 50's and 60's. And I'm sure the buyer will pay for this sound. Somewhat dated design too. At least they stuck a name onto the anonymous numeric designation.
      zizixx89
      • 10 Months Ago
      Someone please tell me what factory V6 has 500+hp with 600tq please tell me non-MODIFIED
        mitytitywhitey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        You said 'terminate discussion' below where you were proven retarded. Then you modify your retarded post and put it up here. Terminate discussion, huh?
          zizixx89
          • 10 Months Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Lmao your upvoting your self what a lame
          mitytitywhitey
          • 10 Months Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Lol. WOW UR SO SMRT!
          zizixx89
          • 10 Months Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Shut up your the retarted one posting up a link of a heavily modified 1997 V6. And i terminated our discussion means you not involved retard.
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        Who cares if it's a heavily modified 1997 V6? You said, straight up, no V6 can generate that much torque. You never once, EVER, said a modified or stock V6. Just a V6. By the way, it's spelled retarDed. Don't call someone retarded when can't differentiate between your and you're also.
      zizixx89
      • 10 Months Ago
      No V6 can generate 600TQ without going over 700-800hp
        mitytitywhitey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        HP is dependent on rpms. If your 600tq engine isn't built to rev, these numbers result. Example: Ecoboost. 365hp / 420tq stock. Up to 500hp/700tq modified. Its a truck engine, so low revs = lower hp than tq.
        AWD Terror
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        You clearly do not understand the relationship between HP and Torque and how they are affected by engine designs.
        Mercennarius
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        Wrong! Thousands of modified turbo V6 engines have done exactly that.
          zizixx89
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Mercennarius
          You said modified gtfo outta my comment your just plain stupid im talking about a factory made V6
          mitytitywhitey
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Mercennarius
          Oh yeah, the link: http://www.sn95forums.com/showthread.php?56387-500HP-Highly-Modified-1996-V6-(For-Sale)
          mitytitywhitey
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Mercennarius
          The numbers aren't exact, but it looks as if Mercinarius is more correct than zix.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        F.I.
          mitytitywhitey
          • 10 Months Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          You said "no V6" and then get proven wrong. Then you act like we overstepped by showing V6s that do. Face it, you're being the retarded one here.
      Dmack
      • 10 Months Ago
      It has to be the AMG engine since Nissan has a joint relationship program with BENZ. The 5.5 v8 twin turbo in the E63 s sounds a bit right 585hp and 590lb ft.
        zizixx89
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Dmack
        Thats what i was thinking in the beginning
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Dmack
        Except it's not. This will be competing with that class of cars. I don't think Mercedes-Benz wants their engine to beat them. Also, the joint relationship is for FUTURE products, not current ones. They're probably going to team up for chassis and electronic nanny development.
        Jason
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Dmack
        You're tone deaf or something. V6s and V8s sound nothing alike. It's certainly a smaller displacement VQ (maybe 3.0L) with turbos. Sorry, but you're not getting GT-R like power figures for a more pedestrian chassis. 400-450hp, similar torque.
      fordskydog
      • 10 Months Ago
      F you Infiniti. No car made by you deserves to be called "Eau Rouge."
        leo
        • 10 Months Ago
        @fordskydog
        Are you afraid Infiniti will kill all other sedans like the GTR did with all supercars when it first came out...jahahahah. this will be an awesome machine and it already looks hot...second only to the Gibili
      carguy1701
      • 10 Months Ago
      $5 says its the twin turbo VQ engine that was rumored a couple years back.
        360_AD
        • 10 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Why spend money to develop a whole new engine based on the VQ just for this when they already have the GT-R engine for many years and have been tinkering with it for just as long? Makes zero sense. It's most likely a GT-R mill tuned for the Eu Rouge.
          carguy1701
          • 10 Months Ago
          @360_AD
          Because the VR38 is just that, the VR? They aren't going to change a chassis code for it, plus the VR38 is hand-built, which limits its production volume. Hell, Autoblog itself reported on it. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/17/infiniti-working-on-530-hp-twin-turbo-ipl-model-for-g/ Such short memories around here...
          rsxvue
          • 10 Months Ago
          @360_AD
          @carguy Couldn't Nissan "machine" build a GTR motor? Keep the fancy hand-built motor for the GTR and then make consumer version of it for the masses.
      Eggmania
      • 10 Months Ago
      hold on. is that the engine sound? is that a mock-up of the engine sound? why do they play these games
      • 10 Months Ago
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