The supercar of the future is here: Infiniti EMERG-E [Video]
When Infiniti launched the EMERG-E concept car at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, it drew an incredible amount of interest from the automotive community. Everyone was surprised to see Infiniti bring out a hot looking mid-engined supercar. And to go even further, the car was engineered in Britain and runs on a Lotus Evora platform. This weekend, Infiniti is unveiling a full-functional EMERG-E at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the world to see.
Infiniti worked closely with the UK government's Technology Strategy Board initiative, whose aim is to speed the arrival of low-emission vehicles. The Emerg-E is the first Infiniti to have been developed in Europe and its advanced technology deliberately draws on suppliers beyond Infiniti's usual base in "the quest to uncover the most innovative hardware and technical know-how today." says Jerry Hardcastle, Vice-President Vehicle Design and Development, the Nissan Group Technology Centre Europe and Chairman of the UK's Automotive Council.
But the EMERG-E is not just your average low carbon vehicle. The car from Infiniti is a forerunner of what supercars of the future will look like. And that future is exciting. "This is a collaboration of UK companies in order to demonstrate low carbon vehicle potential," continues Hardcastle. "We took a Lotus Evora platform and together with Lotus we replaced their standard powertrain with a new range-extender electric version, specially developed for EMERG-E. It's a stunning looking car and it just shows that an electric car doesn't have to be boring."
The EMERG-E is anything but boring