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Infiniti Emerg-E was a Lotus Evora 414E under the skin

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Infiniti Emerg-E - it's a Lotus Evora under the skin

The Infiniti Emerg-E from the Geneva Motor Show was actually a Lotus Evora 414E under the skin making production more likely.

One of the stars of the Geneva Motor Show in March was the stunningly good looking Infiniti Emerg-E, a range-extender sports car from Nissan’s posh arm offering 402bhp from a pair of electric motors and a range-extending 1.2 litre 3-cylinder engine.

We knew at Geneva that the 3-cylinder range-extender engine came from Lotus – no surprise as they’ve also supplied the same engine to Jaguar for testing in the XJ Limo Green Hybrid – but what we didn’t know (although we should have worked it out) was that under the skin the Infiniti Emerg-E was actually a Lotus Evora.

And not just a Lotus Evora, but it would seem a re-skinned version of the  Lotus Evora 414E we saw at Geneva two years ago. Which should mean the Emerg-E is far more production possible than we thought.

At Geneva Infiniti admitted they’d need outside help to produce the Emerg-E, particularly with the carbon fibre body. But it looks as if no such help will be necessary with everything under the skin a long way towards sorted by Lotus.

A production Infiniti Emerg-E should come in at under £100k and would give Infiniti a proper halo car with a real eco glow.

And now it looks even more possible.

 

Source: Car & Driver


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