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UK: Infiniti unveils UK-made supercar


Emerg-e should help transform Infiniti from a maker of muscle cars to one that takes sustainable mobility seriously

apanese luxury car firm Infiniti has unveiled a supercar that has been penned, engineered and produced in the UK.

The Infiniti Emerg-e, which was created at parent company Nissan’s European technical centre in Bedfordshire, has a powerful electric motor designed to send the car rocketing from nought to 60mph (100km/h) in four seconds, and to deliver a top speed of 130mph.

“In terms of performance, it’s somewhere between a Porsche Cayenne and a McLaren MP4-12C,” insists Jerry Hardcastle, head of vehicle design and development at the centre.

But unlike conventional electric cars, the Emerg-e is also kitted out with a 1.2 litre three-cylinder mid-mounted petrol engine that extends its range to 300 miles, Mr Hardcastle explains in an interview with BBC News at a preview event ahead of the official launch in Geneva on Tuesday.

‘Sustainable mobility’

Francois Bancon, who heads up Nissan’s exploratory and advanced product department, says the Emerg-e is central to Infiniti’s efforts to establish itself as a credible rival in the luxury car segment.

“This is not just another premium luxury car,” he says.

“We aim to create a new symbol for the brand.
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