Infiniti Emerg-E Not Heading for Production

Report

Hybrid supercar concept to stay in concept form, according to the latest reports.

If you were bummed out by the recent report that Lotus canceled plans to build a new Esprit, we're afraid we've got some more bad news for you. According to Autocar magazine, Infiniti has given the Emerg-E concept the red light. The showcar debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this past March to rave reviews, embodying not only the essence of Infiniti's new design language but also the prospect of a shapely hybrid supercar that could serve as a halo vehicle to bring customers into Infiniti showrooms.

Things looked good when the premium division from Nissan brought the Emerg-E concept to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and let Mark Webber of Red Bull Racing (which Infiniti sponsors and sister-company Renault powers) drive it up the hill to the applause of the gathered fans. Unfortunately it now seems that, while its design and hybrid powertrain could find their ways into other Infiniti production vehicles, the car itself won't ever see the light of day. That's got to be bad news as well for Lotus, which was tipped to potentially get the contract to build the production version of the Emerg-E concept atop the platform that underpins the Evora.

You Might Also Like
Riding In Mad Mike's 800hp 'BadBul' Drift Mazda RX-8 Was Incredible
Riding In Mad Mike's 800hp 'BadBul' Drift Mazda RX-8 Was Incredible
Remember When Genesis Was Still A Hyundai? It's Now Incredibly Cheap
Remember When Genesis Was Still A Hyundai? It's Now Incredibly Cheap
5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot