One of the hottest reveals at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month, was the long-awaited announcement from Infinti over its mysterious sports concept. The resulting vehicle, aptly named Emerg-e, is a striking combination of sleek beauty with an intimidating presence that ushers in the next generation for this high performance brand.
Utilizing a hybrid dual-drive system of both a traditional engine and an electric: the Emerg-e boasts a two-rotor, three cylinder 1.2-Liter combined with an EVO Electric Synchronous Drive. The resulting combination gives this sporty demon a range of 30 miles on electric (Lithium-Ion, 300 kW), or a full range of 300 miles. While its recharge time varies between 6-10 hours depending on amps, the concept also supports an 8.1 gallon tank to give you that extra boost.
Development wise, the Emerg-e has the distinction of being the first Infiniti to be designed in Europe. Its ultra-light carbon fiber shell allows for an extended imagination of its curvy G35 line, giving the concept a stage presence on the road that will be hard to ignore. That being said, it almost appears to be the offspring of two of our favorite performance cars of late—the Porsche Panamera, but with the rear-end of an Aston Martin Vanquish.
As Infiniti continues on its path to define its brand for the future, we’re certain a version of the Emerg-e will take its spot as a potential flagship for the company. If its previous concepts of Essence and Etherea are any indication; Infiniti is heading in the right direction. The announcement that two, full-functioning Emerg-e concepts are currently being built is an absolute sign that the company is taking this model seriously; and could lead to us seeing this hybrid model on the road within a few years.
ENGINE: 1.2-Liter Twin rotors, one per rear wheel w/EVO Electric drive
HORSES: 400 HP
TORQUE: 737.6 lb-ft
RANGE (Electric): 30 miles
RANGE (Combined): 300 miles
EMISSIONS (EV/Comb): 0/55g CO2 per km