The Infiniti Eau Rouge engine unveiled: this is Infiniti's GT-R
When Infiniti unveiled the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept in Detroit (read it here), it was clearly meant to the be premium brand's top-level sports car offering. They did not, however, include engine specifications, leading most to believe that it would just be a souped up Q50 with a few extra horses and a beautiful new design.
Well, we were all wrong. It turns out, Infiniti is more interested in actual supercar power. To the tune of 560 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. That's roughly halfway between the low-end of the new 2015 Nissan GT-R's performance and its top-end NISMO offering. Wow.
The engine is almost identical to the 3.8-liter V6 powering the GT-R. Infiniti has done some tuning, but the basis is already there and didn't need much improvement anyway.
“A car with such pronounced styling treatments demands the very best in terms of high-performance powertrains, which is why we installed this V6 twin-turbocharged, 7-speed combination as an example of what a potential powertrain for the Q50 Eau Rouge may look and sound like,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.