Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept First Images Revealed

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Infiniti has revealed new images and details of their Q50 Eau Rouge Concept scheduled to officially debut at the North American International Auto Show next week.

Formula 1 inspired styling

Meant to preview the future design of high-performance Infiniti products, theĀ Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is lower, wider and lighter than a normal Q50. Its F1 inspired design expresses muscularity, refinement and understated performance intent.

Major bodywork components have been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind and manufactured carbon fibre. Only the roof and door profiles remain unchanged from the production Q50.

Powertrain and performance details still haven't been revealed, but it's suspected that the concept might be fitted with the same drivetrain as a normal Q50, with moderate power enhancements.

Complex carbon composite bodywork

Additional highlights include deep and detailed carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and side sill skirts. There are also carbon fibre roof and door mirror casings, 21-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels and a dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler.

According to Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, "From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like."

He added, "The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car."

More information about theĀ Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge will be revealed next week at the North American International Auto Show.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge gallery