With heart in the matter

With a lot of technology from the Nissan GT-R is presented to the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 - because not only the German middle-class athletes have to dress warm!

Actually, the Eau Rouge only a small stream, whose name alludes to the red coloring of the water and the winds for a length of less than 15 kilometers through Belgium. Nevertheless, the name of people all over the world is a term for the quaint river is also namesake of one of the most famous corners in racing - the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is hard to imagine without the fantastic combination of corners.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge: V6 biturbo named as a power source

For a few weeks the name stands "Eau Rouge" but also for a declaration of war from Japan, as the Nissan subsidiary Infiniti will crown its midsize sedan Q50 with a sporty special model. Of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge was now on the Geneva Motor Show 2014 to admire - and the first time was also shown that heart in top Q50 is to operate.

is known to the engine from the Nissan GT-R - and he could actually set a new benchmark for the sporting middle class, for 568 hp and 600 Nm of torque to raise the bar in this environment a good bit higher. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 is combined with a 7-speed automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive ensures maximum traction. Thanks to a perfectly balanced weight distribution of 50 percent per axis of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge also brings with best ingredients for high cornering speeds.

For the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h expects Infiniti values ​​of less than four seconds, top speed should be at 290 km / h. That this power fireworks will be accompanied by infernal sound, actually goes without saying. However Officially Infiniti still speaks only in the subjunctive the Eau Rouger. However, we are optimistic that the Japanese themselves be persuaded by the positive feedback from the trade visitors in Geneva to a series production.

Benny Hiltscher