Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge to roar into life at Geneva

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept front
19 Feb, 2014 2:00pm Jonathan Burn

New video teases Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge engine noise, with full specs to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show

The engine for the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, set to be the most powerful model the firm has ever produced, will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. The manufactuer has today released a video that teases the new engine's soundtrack ahead of that reveal.

The Q50 Eau Rouge concept was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, and was penned as the model which would give us an insight into the brand’s future performance cars.

No specifications on the engine have been released other than the motor will be a V-cylinder arrangement with forced-induction. It points to a heavily revised version of the 3.7-litre twin-turbocharged V6 from the standard Infiniti Q50.

However, while the Eau Rouge may be the most powerful model Infiniti has developed, there is still no official confirmation that the model will make production. The brand is listening to customer feedback and is expected to make a decision on production shortly after technical details are announced at Geneva.

Infiniti has taken the Eau Rouge name from one of the most famous corners on the F1 race calendar. As a result it features various F1-style goodies – inspired by Infiniti’s partnership with Red Bull. Carbon fibre trim helps reduce weight, while an aerodynamic bodykit helps the Eau Rouge cut through the air as cleanly as possible. Ride height has also been reduced by 20mm over the standard Q50.

Although the Eau Rouge may be based on the standard Q50 almost every panel is bespoke to this model. Only the doors and roof pillars are carried over from the base model. Full technical details will be announced on 4 March at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Infiniti do need a performance model to raise the profile, it worked wonders for Volvo with the big T5 back in the day.

I'm sure I could hear number three cylinder miss firing there.

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