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F1-inspired Q50 for Detroit

Q50 Eau Rouge represents Infiniti's design vision of a high performance Q50

Published: December 22, 2013, 10:00 PM

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge teaser

Infiniti will reveal a Formula One inspired concept car based on its Q50 sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

The concept car, called "Q50 Eau Rouge," is said to represent Infiniti's design vision of a high performance Q50 that blends road car technology and a thoroughbred motorsport vision.

Infiniti is both a sponsor and a technical partner of the world champion Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team.

The Q50 Eau Rouge is named after the world-famous corner at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, which is widely regarded as one of the most challenging corners on any track, requiring extraordinary strength, courage and commitment.

It is said to feature aerodynamic styling treatments and design elements that are influenced by Infiniti's partnership with Formula One world championship-winning team Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

"The Q50, with an abundance of technologies, provides a great basis for an extreme performance version, embodied in the design of Q50 Eau Rouge," said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti's executive design director.