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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge : Concept Cars

Nissan's Infiniti division has unveiled the Q50 Eau Rouge concept ahead of its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Essentially a pumped-up version of the Q50 sport sedan, the Eau Rouge is named after the famous uphill portion of the Spa-Francorchamps Formula One circuit.

Although the Eau Rouge looks like a regular Q50 when viewed from the outside, it is lower and wider than its regular-production counterpart and the two cars only share their front doors and roof pillars. The show car boasts bespoke body panels crafted out of carbon fiber that help reduce weight and give the Q50 a more menacing stance.

Dark chrome trim all around, a F1-inspired rear fog light integrated into the bumper and 21-inch forged alloy wheels finish off the race-bred look.

Inside, the Eau Rouge stands out thanks to sport seats for the front passengers, red carbon fiber trim on the center console, the dashboard and the door panels as well as paddle shifters mounted behind a high-grip, three-spoke sports steering wheel.

Interestingly, Infiniti has not announced what powers the Eau Rouge.

"If we built this car I would expect it to feature over 500 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The engine we are evaluating for the Q50 Eau Rouge is a big personality, V-cylinder engine with forced induction. I think our engineers have been waiting for a project like this," explained Infiniti CEO Johan de Nysschen.

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