The Infiniti Emerg-e Concept made its North American debut this weekend during festivities surrounding the 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Infiniti showed a number of special vehicles in addition to the Infiniti Emerg-e, including the Infiniti LE Concept luxury electric vehicle, the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 show car, and the all-new 2013 IPL G Convertible – the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line.
The collection of Infiniti vehicles was being shown at the Infiniti Moments of Inspiration display located at the top of Peter Hay Hill.
As the first mid-engine sports car the brand has ever produced – in conjunction with Lotus ¬– the Emerg-e takes the Infiniti design vocabulary in a new direction.
Infiniti Emerg-e also seamlessly blends supercar performance with the ability to function as a true electric vehicle. The 402-horsepower mid-engined, twin electric motor-powered Infiniti Emerg-e is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 miles per hour in just 4.0 seconds – and from zero to 130 miles per hour 30 seconds, yet it also operates as a zero-emission urban transport over a 30-mile range.
Infiniti Emerg-e stretches Infiniti’s expertise in the areas of electric vehicles and alternative propulsion systems. Along with its advanced Infiniti M Hybrid luxury sedan, Infiniti recently announced that a production luxury electric vehicle, based on the Infiniti LE Concept, will join the lineup.
Infiniti LE Concept’s compact EV platform maximizes interior space by placing the lithium-ion batteries under the passenger compartment floor, helping provide a low vehicle center of gravity for enhanced handling and maximizing trunk room without compromising front or rear seat passenger legroom or comfort.
Beyond its advanced packaging, the real beauty of the interior is its “smart hospitality” – combining a luxurious Infiniti environment with next-generation instrumentation, driver interface and connectivity. In keeping with the Infiniti challenger mentality, the LE Concept also includes a built-in wireless charging system, which is expected to be the first home-based wireless charging system if adapted for the production version.