Rumour has it that Infiniti is planning to unveil a special Infiniti FX50 Vettel Edition luxury SUV at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Such a vehicle, supposedly backed by Sebastian Vettel, may eventually go into production.
A few rumours are floating around at the moment saying Vettel will be putting his name on a special edition Infiniti of some kind, with speculation pointing towards the Infiniti FX50 SUV as the vehicle of choice.
One of the reasons rumours say it will be an FX50 is because when Vettel was given the chance to have an Infiniti for his own personal transport, he was said to have selected the FX50, because he wanted room to put his mountain bike in the back.
A video has also been released onto YouTube showing Vettel talking with Infiniti senior vice president, Shiro Nakamura, about designs for an upcoming model. When they discussed a matt grey colour scheme, Nakamura was heard saying to Vettel, “you drive in white, right?” referring to Vettel’s personal Infiniti FX50.
It could be a case of simply jumping to conclusions, but according to various international reports, a Vettel Edition of an Infiniti model is certain to be unveiled at the Frankfurt show.
The vehicle is expected to showcase special trim revisions, possibly incorporating the use of exotic materials compared with the standard model, such as carbon fibre details inside and out, as well as a race-like steering wheel with more controls and buttons.
At first the special model will apparently be pitched as a concept, and if the public’s reaction is good, Infiniti may put it into production. We’ll have to wait and see, and we’ll keep you updated.
Take a look at the video below in the meantime and tell us what you think.