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Infiniti Eau Rouge SuperSedan to run 560 hp GT-R engine

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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The proven Eau Rouge engine runs through a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The proven Eau Rouge engine runs through a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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The 3799cc, V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged petrol engine partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. Predicted acceleration of 0-60mph in less than four seconds and a top speed close to 180mph would put the Q50 Eau Rouge firmly into the premier league of super-sports saloons.
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The 3799cc, V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged petrol engine partners a full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split. Predicted acceleration of 0-60mph in less than four seconds and a top speed close to 180mph would put the Q50 Eau Rouge firmly into the premier league of super-sports saloons.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The proven Eau Rouge engine runs through a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The proven Eau Rouge engine runs through a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
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Not surprisingly, the name "Eau Rouge" comes from one of the most famous sets of corners on one of the most famous circuits on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar - the iconic series of up-hill sweepers on the Belgian Spa Francorchamps circuit. The corners are synonymous with precision high-speed roadholding.
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Not surprisingly, the name "Eau Rouge" comes from one of the most famous sets of corners on one of the most famous circuits on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar - the iconic series of up-hill sweepers on the Belgian Spa Francorchamps circuit. The corners are synonymous with precision high-speed roadholding.
Four time Formula One world champion and Infiniti's Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel. From the liberal use of carbon-fiber on the Eau Rouge to the prominent sponsorship of the Red Bull Formula One team, Infiniti is leveraging its sporting associations to the maximum to emphasize racing credibility.
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Four time Formula One world champion and Infiniti's Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel. From the liberal use of carbon-fiber on the Eau Rouge to the prominent sponsorship of the Red Bull Formula One team, Infiniti is leveraging its sporting associations to the maximum to emphasize racing credibility.
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Infiniti has released details and video of the company's new 560 hp Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance vehicle ahead of the Beijing Auto Show. Announced at the NAIAS (Detroit) Auto Show in January, the Eau Rouge promised at the time to be a competitor to the Audi, BMW M, and Mercedes AMG gentleman's performance car offerings.

Now the news that the car will use the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 from the Nissan GT-R, plus video of F1 Champ Sebastian Vettel testing the prototype leave little doubt as to its nature. The Eau Rouge is a brute.

Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.
Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance sedan prototype runs the GT-R 568PS (560hp) engine producing a very usable 600Nm (592 lb-ft) that has already embarrassed the world's most expensive sports cars. The Eau Rouge engine is paired to a full-time AWD system and seven-speed transmission.

The GT-R engine delivers 560 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque - sufficient to put it right in the middle of the German high performance sedan brigade.

Infiniti has announced that video of the new luxury sports sedan being put through its paces will be shown on press day at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show (April 20, 2014) and that prototype testing and evaluation is ongoing.

Four time Formula One world champion and Infiniti's Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel, can be seen testing the Eau Rouge at the Millbrook (U.K.) Proving Ground in the video at the foot of this article and the luxury sports sedan clearly demonstrates elite-level performance and handling.

Not surprisingly, the name "Eau Rouge" comes from one of the most famous sets of corners on one of the most famous circuits on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar - the iconic series of up-hill sweepers on the Belgian Spa Francorchamps circuit. The corners are synonymous with precision high-speed roadholding.
Not surprisingly, the name "Eau Rouge" comes from one of the most famous sets of corners on one of the most famous circuits on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar - the iconic series of up-hill sweepers on the Belgian Spa Francorchamps circuit. The corners are synonymous with precision high-speed roadholding.

Four time Formula One world champion and Infiniti's Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel. From the liberal use of carbon-fiber on the Eau Rouge to the prominent sponsorship of the Red Bull Formula One team, Infiniti is leveraging its sporting associations to the maximum to emphasize racing credibility.
Four time Formula One world champion and Infiniti's Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel. From the liberal use of carbon-fiber on the Eau Rouge to the prominent sponsorship of the Red Bull Formula One team, Infiniti is leveraging its sporting associations to the maximum to emphasize racing credibility.

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5 comments
BT
They need to make a global standard of nothing beyond 250hp for anything weighing under 6,000lb that isn't meant for towing.. The wastefullness when we know it'll be a contributing factor to our doom is disgusting.
Embur
A better idea would be to make a global standard maximum weight of 3000lb (1360kg), and not worry about horsepower. A 560 Hp engine is rarely used at maximum power, and therefore at its maximum fuel consumption. Whereas a 6000lb car ALWAYS weighs 6000lbs. Don't remove the fun, remove the lard.
Griffin
SUV's and minivans burn all the fuel (in the U.S.) NOT Supercars.
Supercars hardly even get driven and there are VERY few of them.
How is that V-6,fwd minivans can get the same average fuel mileage as some V-8,4wd SUV's that weigh around twice as much?
Jim Sadler
Really we do need to limit power and fuel consumption of cars. India has a reputation for awful roads that tend to be crowded and chaotic. Most people get by with scooters and a car might have less than 10 Hp.. Their reality is that ten or twelve MPH is about all that they can expect. Any faster and the roads would rip cars apart. We probably can get car like vehicles on the road at six or seven HP if we get rid of the high powered vehicles. And we do have the means to build much more efficient tiny engines.
Embur
@Jim Sadler. "Really we do need to limit power and fuel consumption of cars."
Point 1. Motor vehicles were originally created to allow high speed personal transport, not to crawl along at little above walking pace. I like driving cars and riding motorcycles with plenty of power, and I'm lucky enough to live in a first world country where the roads allow me to drive/ ride at well over 10-12 MPH. I DO NOT want the backward step of a six or seven HP "car like vehicle". Ever. Really.
Point 2. The efficiency of vehicles that burn refined dinosaur juice has been improving for decades, and many countries already have laws that restrict the fuel consumption of cars. It is probably a moot point anyway as 20 years from now, most of the worlds vehicle fleet will use some form of electric propulsion. And I'll be happy to drive one, so long as it's got some get up and go!