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Infiniti Sneaks Pictures Out Of New Electric Sports Car Concept

 
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Teaser for Infiniti range-extended electric sports car concept

Teaser for Infiniti range-extended electric sports car concept

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All eyes might be focused on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but luxury automaker Infiniti has decided to turn attention to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, where it plans to unveil a range-extended, electric sports car concept. 

We don’t know anything at this moment about the car’s performance or its specifications, but given parent company Nissan unveiled the ESFLOW, a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive all-electric sports car earlier this year, we think it’s likely the Infiniti concept will feature a similar drivetrain layout. 

The un-named Infiniti concept could also signal a move from Infiniti towards a more ecologically-minded luxury sports car to enable the brand to compete with other potential plug-in and green-themed sports cars from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche. In order to compete, we'd expect Infiniti's concept to be capable of a sub-5 second 0-60 dash,  and a top speed of well over 120 mph. 

Teaser for Infiniti range-extended electric sports car concept

Teaser for Infiniti range-extended electric sports car concept

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With what looks to be a long-sweeping rear window and classic sports car lines, the Infiniti concept looks to follow in the tire tracks of many great Nissan sports cars.  

Will it perform as well? We’ll have to wait a few more months to find out. 

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  1. Sounds like Nissan has finally understood what Elon Musk has known all along - long range highly priced battery packs can only be justified in a high priced vehicle, where the competition requires high priced ICE drive trains. The advantage of a mid engine design for an electric sounds rather screwy. The engine is small and can be located most anywhere - therefore see no particular purpose for the layout.
     
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  2. I think this vehicle is targeting the bountiful eco-luxury market that Tesla and Fisker have staked out. The Model S has sold out before production has even begun, so of course automakers are finally going to enter the market where they have a prayer of recouping costs.
     
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  3. "Range extended"? Meh, another hybrid, nothing to see here.
     
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  4. The more EV/ EREV or hybrids the better. Pure EVs wont work for everyone's situation. Having green vehicles in more classes of vehicles with different drive systems (pure EV, EREV, hybrid) will get more people in greener vehicles.
     
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