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In 2012 we'll get to see something new to the Infiniti brand, a Infiniti EV sports car. Not a fan of electric cars, especially when "EV" and/or "electric" is in the same sentence as "sports car". I just can't imagine how that will be, just won't be the same! But who knows maybe Infiniti will have me convinced that an electric sports car can be fun.

here are two articles on the Infiniti EV sports car


Infiniti Electric Sports Car Concept Heading For Geneva In 2012

Earlier this week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Infiniti released teaser sketches of their upcoming Nissan Leaf-based Infiniti electric sedan concept.

As if that wasn’t enough to stir the press, Nissan’s global communications chief Andy Palmer informed the media of an upcoming Infiniti mid-engine electric sports car as well. The car will use many of the technologies found in the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC, which was on display at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. Elements in the Leaf Nismo RC that may be applied include a full carbon fiber tub and a rear-wheel drive layout.

As far as powertrain is concerned, the concept coupe is likely to use a range extender application where although the wheels will be driven by electric motors, a hyper-compact petrol engine will be a source of energy generation (similar to the Chevrolet Volt).

Last but not least, Red Bull Racing, the Formula 1 team sponsored by Infiniti, will likely lend its experience with KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) for the concept’s development as well.

Expect to first see the Infiniti electric sports car concept at the next Geneva Auto Show. The production car is aimed for 2014, released alongside of the upcoming Infiniti electric sedan.

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Infiniti Electric Sports Car Concept Headed To 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Infiniti has already confirmed that it will launch an electric luxury sedan based on Nissan Leaf underpinnings sometime in 2014, and released this teaser sketch along with the confirmation.

However, the automaker’s global communications chief Andy Palmer has revealed that an electric sports car is also under the spotlight.

Speaking with Autocar, Palmer said that Infiniti plans to show off a mid-engined electric sports car concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next March.

Expect it to share much in common with the 2011 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC prototype, which itself is a mid-engine electric sports car being used to collect data for the development of Nissan’s--and Infiniti’s--next generation electric cars.

Some bespoke elements found in the Leaf Nismo RC included a full carbon fiber tub, a rear-wheel drive layout, and an updated electric drivetrain rated at 107 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

Additionally, there’s a likely chance that Formula 1 leader Red Bull Racing will lend some of its Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology for the Infiniti electric sports car.

If given the production green light it could be on sale by 2014, alongside the new Infiniti electric sedan.

Stay tuned for an update.

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the front headlight on that concept looks like the headlight off of a Honda Accord...

whats up with that!

I also see a 9th gen honda civic going more towards the rear. Doesn't seem like Infiniti was being original with this design, not impressed. I'm sure they could of done much better.
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