Infiniti released the first image of its concept car to star at the Frankfurt Motor Show on last 13 September. It will be unveiled by the Infiniti FX driver who helped design it: reigning Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel.
The first-ever Vettel-badged road car, the FX Sebastian Vettel version is the lightest, fastest and most aerodynamic FX yet, reflecting the World Champion’s desire for a 300km/h Crossover that he can drive on his home country’s derestricted Autobahn.
Based on the already fast and sporting V8-powered FX50S Premium, the FX Sebastian Vettel version features changes to engine, suspension and body, with key aerodynamic enhancements implemented with input from Red Bull Racing. The one-off model also gains an interior personalised to Sebastian Vettel’s taste, taking the brand hallmarks of exclusiveness and individuality to new heights.
With its sophisticated technology, lightweight components and features such as Rear Active Steering for maximum agility, the V8 FX50S Premium Infiniti’s flagship as well as its best-selling model in some markets provides the ideal starting point for the FX Sebastian Vettel version. Changes including increased power, lower weight, derestricted top speed, longer gearing, increased downforce and lowered and stiffer suspension turn what is already a sports car among crossovers into a crossover supercar the 300km/h reality of the World Champion’s vision.