Infiniti Emerg-E Concept: Driving the Future

  • Matt Delorenzo

Unveiled 18 months ago at the Geneva Auto Show, the Infiniti Emerg-E concept is striking in appearance, and its significance as a road map to future design and product initiatives at the Japanese luxury make looms large.

Like its Nissan division sibling, Infiniti is counting on the electrification of drivetrains, through either pure electrics or plug-in hybrid systems. Recently, Infiniti made the Emerg-E available for drives in Southern California.

The two-door sports coupe is based on a Lotus Evora chassis and is equipped with two electric motors and a 3-cylinder engine that produce a combined 402 hp driving the rear wheels. The Emerg-E is primarily a range-extended electric vehicle; it relies mainly on the electric motors and the lithium-ion battery pack to do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to high-performance sprints to 60 mph in 4 seconds. The gasoline engine is used mostly as a range extender and as an assist to the electric motors when the battery pack is depleted.

For a concept car, the Emerg-E is well sorted, the steering is quick and precise, and the acceleration, thanks to the tremendous torque of the electric motors, is explosive.

While no firm production plans have been announced, from the looks and performance of the Emerg-E, Infiniti would do well to offer up a flagship with this concept’s cutting-edge design and technology. (www.infinitiusa.com)

Read Next Article >>
Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...
The nearly 1,000 cc motorcycles draw inspiration from Yamaha’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike…
In both design and performance, the new S-Class Coupes branch out from Mercedes’s historically...
The sedan is set to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A3…
Photo by Daylight Studio Snc
A century of quintessentially Italian carmaking and motorsports…
The four new models combine retro styling with modern technology…
The H2R has an approximately 300 hp engine, the most powerful on the market...
Sitting behind the wheel of this $280,225 top-down roadster incites a flurry of emotions…