Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept: Up Close

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Infiniti wants a pure-bred, high-performance car in its lineup. If the Q50 Eau Rouge concept is any indication, the automaker is on the right track and ready to slap a mean engine between the fenders of the Formula One-inspired Q50 Eau Rouge. The currently unnamed engine could be a high-powered V-8 or twin-turbocharged V-6 with 500-plus horsepower, said Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen, who also stated at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that a high-performance Q50 is destined for production.

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What the Q50 Eau Rouge does reveal, however, is the solid foundation already laid in creating a higher-performance sport sedan with the wider, lower, carbon-fiber-infused Eau Rogue.

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The Q50 Eau Rouge sports a lowered, high-performance suspension and widened track width with subtle fender flares. Intricate carbon-fiber aerodynamic work is wonderfully crafted and does a great job combining F1 inspiration with a functional production-car design.

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The wheels, the stance and color couldn't work together any better. A custom coat of Red Candy paint is something you'd see on a custom collector showcar. The Q50 Eau Rouge is a showcar, of course, but everything looks appropriate and in place for a production car. Even the interior's red carbon-fiber highlights look doable, and the grippy steering wheel has touches of red that match the paint and carbon fiber.

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One area that may still be under development is the front seats. Obviously without driving the car it's impossible to say how well they hold your body during a corner, but I was surprised to see so little bottom support of the seats, while the side bolsters are mild, as well.

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