The Infiniti Emerg-E has been revealed at Geneva 2012 with 402bhp from a pair of electric motors and a range-extender engine.
The Infiniti Emerg-E, which has been revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, looks to be a properly promising supercar from Infiniti, and utilises the expensive range-extender technology to produce a stunning-looking car with proper performance potential.
Power for the Emerg-E comes from a pair of electric motors powering the back wheels with a combined output of 402bhp and is capable, say Infiniti, of up to 300 miles between charge thanks to its 1.2 litre 3-pot range extending engine (which comes from Lotus) and up to 30 miles on EV power.
Infiniti are not yet sure if the Emerg-E will go in to production, but if it is to be made Infiniti are going to need some outside help to get the carbon fibre body commercially viable, but a halo supercar with a 4 seconds 0-60mph and a green halo would serve Infiniti well, especially as they expect the Emerg-E to arrive in the £100k range if it goes in to production.
That would put the Emerg-E in the same price bracket as the Tesla Roadster but offer a car with far more usability and much better looks. And using electric motors and a range extender is the perfect way to us the technology which is just to costly in an everyday car.
We find ourselves hugely in favour of the Infiniti Emerg-E.
Infiniti Emerg-E Photo Gallery
(12 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)