27th February, 2012
Just recently, a few computer-generated drawings of the upcoming, Geneva-bound Infiniti Emerg-E concept leaked out on the internet. When we first viewed them, we thought that the eco-friendly supercar prototype looked maybe just a little too off-putting with its excess of organic, curved lines and reserved any further comment until we could get a better look. Well, these official photographs hit the web just yesterday and, happily, the styling works out far better than we expected.
The photos show a rather evocative-looking design that makes Japan’s other supercars — the Acura NSX and the Lexus LF-A — look stale and uninspired in comparison. In fact, the way the numerous curved lines of this car meet in certain angles can make you daydream dirty thoughts.
The styling certainly makes this a proper exotic car then. Will it perform like one? It’s hard to say just yet. Infiniti hasn’t released any official details about the Emerg-E, other than the fact it will feature a mid-engined setup and be powered by an electric motor with a range-extending 1.2 liter gasoline engine. We should know the rest of the story at the Geneva Auto Show next month.