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Infiniti EMERG-E at Goodwood

The Infiniti EMERG-E will tackle the fabled Goodwood hillclimb, which will mark the range-extender sports car's world dynamic debut.

The UK-designed and built concept will be piloted up the hill by Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber on the Saturday run.

Jerry Hardcastle, Global Chief Marketability Engineer, commented: "The Festival of Speed crowds will be seeing EMERG-E in action for the first time ever, even before many of Infiniti's top executives have seen it! Goodwood's spectators will see not just an exquisite design but a superb example of Infiniti combining our own technologies with those of our partners to create an environmentally-friendly car, brimming with true Infiniti driver appeal".

Also powering up the Earl of March's driveway will be the Infiniti FX 'Vettel Edition', which will be driven on Sunday by the man who gave the car its name: F1 double World Champion, Sebastian Vettel.

With just 50 units confirmed for Europe this limited production FX is one of the world's most exclusive SUVs. Lighter and more aerodynamic than the standard model, with 30% greater downforce, the 420PS FX 'Vettel Edition' is virtually unchanged from the Frankfurt Motor Show concept and ranks as Infiniti's most powerful car as well as its most expensive, with prices starting from £100,800. This will be the first chance to see the vehicle in action ahead of deliveries next year.

F1 fans at the Festival of Speed can also get up close to the Red Bull Racing RB7 race car, which took both Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel to Formula One Championship titles in 2011. The F1 car will be on display at Infiniti's 'Inspired Performance' lounge, located between the Supercar Paddock and Goodwood House.

"Like the Festival of Speed, Infiniti is driven by performance which is why it is a pleasure for us to take a leading role in this year's event" said Bernard Loire, Vice President Infiniti Europe, Africa and Middle East. "The display both on the track and in the Infiniti lounge embodies the company's unique approach in such an exciting way".

The Earl of March added: "I am delighted to welcome Infiniti to the Goodwood family, with its distinctive and highly-original way of showcasing its products and brand philosophy. I am proud that Infiniti has chosen the Festival of Speed to dynamically debut exciting products such as the FX Vettel edition and EMERG-E concept globally".

The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs between 28 June and 1 July.

Posted on 15.06.2012
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