Simply glancing at the latest images of the Infiniti Emerg-E Concept proves that it's basically a production-ready plug-in machine.
Andy Palmer, Nissan's executive vice president and the man who's in charge of global future vehicles for the automaker, told Automotive News this:
"We have the halo car in the plan, but it is not signed off yet. The sales of like the Q50 and SUVs like the QX60 will have to be going well and then I can go to our approval committee."
So, if sales of those lesser vehicles go well, then the halo Emerg-E-like will...umm...emerge.
First shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in 2011, the Emerge-E is a mid-engine plug-in hybrid supercar.
Unlike other supercars, Infiniti envisions the Emerg-E as a high-end luxury vehicle (think Aston Martin, not Lamborghini).
The Emerg-E was recently wheeled out for the motoring press to drive, which further confirms that it's basically a production-ready concept.
We believe the Emerg-E (or something close) will enter production ourselves, but the questions are when and at what price?
Here's what Infiniti says of the specs of the Emerg-E:
“Infiniti Emerg-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti’s inspired performance. This 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin motor, electric motors powered sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just four seconds – and from zero to 130mph in a single, seamless 30 second burst. Yet it also operates as exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range. And when the range-extender petrol engine functions in concert with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km (NEDC cycle).”
Source: Automotive News