The premium car brand Infiniti, a joint venture between Renault and Nissan, plans to produce a supercar in the coming years, according to Fintan Knight, Infiniti’s Vice President for Brand Operations.
Infiniti will launch a supercar based on its Emerg-E concept, presented at the 2012 International Motor Show in Geneva. The concept, featuring a hybrid motor that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds, represents the technology of the cars of the future, according to the brand.
“We are still evaluating the layout… It is still on the table for a decision. The same goes for the powertrain,” Fintan Knight told Autocar.co.uk. A decision should be made soon regarding whether the supercar will ressemble the Emerg-E or the Nissan GT-R, and production is planned for before 2018.
The project may even evolve with input from the F1 Red Bull Racing team. The team is Infiniti’s promotional partner and is also equipped exclusively with engines from Renault.
In any case, with Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel stepping into the role of Performance Director, Infiniti has an exceptional opportunity on its hands to test and perfect the future supercar.