Will Infiniti Grow A Pair And Give Enthusiasts What We’ve Always Wanted?

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It’s highly unlikely, but possible.

Infiniti broke our hearts when it announced that the Nissan GT-R-powered Q50 Eau Rouge was dead a few months ago. The incredible Q50 Eau Rouge Concept was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 and had the performance to be called a super sedan. We can all stop hating Infiniti now, because the automaker has just claimed that the super sedan isn’t dead—it’s just on hold. Infiniti president Roland Kruger told Auto Express that plans for super sedan aren’t dead.

“Every premium brand that has performance aspirations needs a halo model—a model at the forefront that symbolizes power and performance,” stated Kruger. “But we need to concentrate on cars like Q30. That said, next year we will launch the Q60 with a powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. That car will definitely be very special.” The aforementioned 3.0-liter engine won’t be nearly as powerful as the engine in the rumored Eau Rouge concept, but it’s a stepping-stone in the right direction. “We are still a very small company compared to our competitors and we need to introduce the right grade walk.” If the next few years prove to be fruitful for Infiniti, we could see the Eau Rogue Concept make it into production.

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