Join the Club: Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Supercar Emerges Before Geneva
You can add Infiniti to the list of automakers breaking cover before the Geneva Motor Show next month. Pictured above is the Infiniti Emerg-E supercar scheduled to make its official debut at Geneva. Instead the first official photos of Infiniti's electric supercar have been made available to the public now. A lot of technical information remains hidden, but the pictures show swooping curves reserved only for other supercars. It appears the Emerg-E is a well-balanced blend of sharp lines and crinkled sheet metal in the DNA of the Infiniti Emerg-E. Fans of super exotic cars may see a little of the Ferrari 458's curves or the sharper lines seen on the Lexus LFA. The Emerg-E concept's front-end appears to be dressed in the same grille that has spread across the majority of Infiniti's current lineup. There also appears to be a small spoiler perched peaking out and a large panoramic glass roof is also present. Our colleagues over at Motor Trend expect the Emerg-E concept to use a 1.2-liter engine as a range extender to work in partnership with the same lithium-ion battery that powers the Nissan Leaf. As it works with other hybrid vehicles, the Emerg-E concept is expect to first rely on its lithium-ion battery and the gasoline engine will kick in once the battery is depleted. Nissan, Infiniti's consumer branch has its supercar, the GT-R in its stable and the Emerg-E concept looks to expand upon the Japanese automaker's supercar portfolio. However the question remains if the Emerg-E concept's green powertrain will be able to keep up with the likes of the GT-R and the latest interpretation of Acura's supercar, the NSX. If Infiniti decides to enter the Emerg-E concept into production we aren't expecting to see it debut until 2014 at the earliest. As usual, stay tuned with Automotive.com as more information...emerges. What do you think about Infiniti's Emerg-E concept supercar? Will it have what it takes to take on other Japanese supercars like the NSX and in-house sibling GT-R? Sound off in the comment section below. Source: Motor Trend
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