According to fresh reports, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept could be headed for production. The company has allegedly started feasibility study to determine whether the car could be built.
First shown at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, Infiniti will reportedly build at least one prototype to study how all the parts will work together.
Speaking to Autocar recently, Infiniti President, Johan de Nysschen, said the concept is now an “official project”. While its gestation period will no doubt be shorter than an all-new vehicle, there are still many things to look into before a car can be put on the market.
“There are many things to look at, details like the different vibration harmonics that result when you take an engine designed for one application and fit it in another,” explained Johan.
The Q50 Eau Rouge concept is equipped with a Nissan GT-R sourced twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 that pumps out 423kW (568 bhp) and 600Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. Power is distributed to all four wheels via a seven-speed transmission that sees the car dash from 0-100km/h in around 4 seconds before hitting a top speed of approximately 289km/h (180 mph).