2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge - Photo by C4PT41N SL0W
Infiniti and Red Bull have found amazing success in their Formula One partnership. In an exercise to bring that success to their consumer cars, the Q50 Eau Rouge was created as a concept. Named after one of the most challenging corners in modern racing, the Eau Rouge concept vehicle represents the luxury Infiniti customers are used to, infused with the raw aggression of Red Bull Racing. The Q50 sports a functional, downforce-enhancing carbon fiber front splitter and rear bumper with integrated diffuser. All around are 10-millimeter wider fenders to accommodate a larger contact patch. Throughout the Eau Rouge you will find bespoke carbon fiber and aluminum bits that contribute to its looks and performance. Underneath the hood is the proof that this Q50 isn’t just a head turner. Powering this super-sedan is the 3.8-liter V6 from the Nissan GT-R, with two mammoth turbos helping it achieve massive horsepower numbers. All-wheel drive helps put that power to the ground. Those other high-end performance sedan-makers can consider this a warning shot because, should the Eau Rouge go into production, the competition will be running for cover.