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Infiniti News: Infiniti's IPL Models To See Some Input From Red Bull F1 Racing Team

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

February 19, 2013

Infiniti's IPL lineup was designed to compete along the same lines of other high-performance divisions from other automakers. However the two models that have come out wearing the IPL have been lukewarm to say in the least. That appears to be changing.

Infiniti is looking to their new corporate partner Red Bull Racing to help out on the development on future models. The two will collaborate on the upcoming Q50 IPL. While the new model might not offer the performance of lets say the BMW M3, but it should offer more performance and sportier handling when compared to the normal model.

Source: Car and Driver

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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      9,920
       
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      2,954
       
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      24,144
       
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      50,319
       
      40,834
       
      23.2
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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      JUNE
       
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      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      CYTD
       
      2017
       
      2016
       
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      2016
       
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      444,726
       
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      426,574
       
      353,388
       
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      26
       
       
       
      152
       
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