The newly released Infiniti Q50 compact executive sedan that replaced the G sedan will be visiting Detroit and the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 13 wearing a conceptual performance outfit.
Seen for the first time here in full dressing, the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept displays a dramatic body kit said to be influenced by Infiniti’s involvement in Formula One with partner Red Bull Racing.
Infiniti stated that only the roof and door profiles remain unchanged from the production Q50, with the concept sporting a carbon fiber grounds kit, including front splitter, rear diffuser and side sill skirts, with the same material also making its appearance on the roof and door mirror casings.
The lowered study rides on 21-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels and features a new dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler.
“From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like,” commented Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa.
“The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car,” he added.
There's no word on the powertrain, but it is likely that the car continues to draw power from the North American model's 3.7-liter V6.