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Infiniti Wants to Trademark "Eau Rouge" in the US

As in the Q50 Eau Rouge powered by a 560-hp twin-turbo V6.

It appears that Infiniti is absolutely serious about building a production version of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept. You’re all very familiar with this super sedan by now and its Nissan GT-R connection: a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 with 560 horsepower. Pretty much the entire automotive enthusiast public wants to see this thing roll off the factory floor and Infiniti is apparently working to make that happen. The BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG need some fresh Japanese competition.

Although we’re still waiting for official confirmation from Nissan/Infiniti, Bloomberg News is reporting the Japanese automaker has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to own the name "Eau Rouge" in the US. There’s no word how long this application process takes, but Infiniti has lightly hinted that a production-spec Q50 Eau Rouge could debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. And, by the way, the name Eau Rouge comes from an uphill bend at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Not only is this bend beautiful, it’s also quite dangerous and many drivers have paid dearly ever since the track opened in the 1920s.

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