Infiniti announced at the Geneva motor show that the Q50 Eau Rouge performance car is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
If that sounds a bit familiar (apart from the transmission), it’s because its the same as the Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-litre engine.
In its Nissan supercar form, the 3.8-litre engine delivers 404kW of power and 628Nm of torque. In the Infiniti Q50 it manages 418kW and 600Nm.
Power is sent to the car’s full-time, all-wheel drive system with 50/50 front-to-rear torque split, the exact same system as in the Nissan GT-R.
It’ll dash from 0-100km/h in around four seconds and top out at in under four seconds, and on to a top speed of around 290km/h.
This model is yet to be confirmed for production, but Infiniti appears confident that this underlines the direction the company is heading.