Infiniti's Gorgeous Emerg-E Concept Leaks to Internet
February 26, 2012 8:54 AM
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Infiniti wows with its latest electric car concept
If you build it, they will come. Infiniti was hoping to save the official unveil of its Emerg-E concept car until next week's Geneva auto show, but the company has been kneecapped twice by leaks.
Nearly two weeks ago, the design of the vehicle was
leaked via design patent drawings
submitted to The Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (
). This weekend, however, The Full Monty was released in the form of official photos of the vehicle.
There isn't much to say about the official specs of the vehicle as we're still a week away from its official unveil, but it is known the that Emerg-E is a range-extended electric vehicle with a mid-mounted 1.2-liter gasoline engine to charge its batteries. Think of it as a Chevrolet Volt without the dumpy looks.
As for the styling of the Emerg-E, some say that it has a bit of Ferrari 458 Italia in its side profile and a bit of Lexus’ new “
” grille up front. However, the overall design of the vehicle should give the designers of the
Acura NSX remake
some sleepless nights.
For now, you can just ogle the pictures of Infiniti's supercar concept:
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I remember the Volt concept too...
2/26/2012 7:50:56 PM
"Think of it as a Chevrolet Volt without the dumpy looks." - The Volt didn't look dumpy until the production model debuted. One of the reasons it got the hype it did was precisely because it promised, via the concept, Prius efficiency without Prius looks.
So while I don't expect a concept plug-in-EV can actually be pretty and efficient at anything close to equal gasoline-only price points, I agree the Infiniti is a looker and better than the NSX concept. Others say it looks like a Camaro or an Eclipse (!), but I think it looks like if the Jag XJ220 had remained in production and been slowly updated with the times.
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