Hear the 560-hp Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge roar like Godzilla
We saw Infiniti's Eau Rouge concept earlier this year in Detroit; with its carbon accents and powerful looks, we thought the Japanese automaker should stop messing around and build it for real. Well, apparently that's becoming closer to reality, as more details surfaced today in Geneva -- showing how much the car that's named after a corner in Belgium has in common with one that's nicknamed after a fictional monster.
That monster is the mighty Godzilla (or Nissan GT-R for the technical). Borrowing its 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, the Q50 Eau Rouge boasts 560 hp, good for a 60 mph dash in less than four seconds. That's rather quick for a sports sedan, causing Infiniti to dub the Q50 Eau Rouge a "super-sports sedan."
Furthermore, Inifinti told us during a recent press event that the car was the "flagship for the Infiniti brand." It's hard to become a flagship without hitting production, making the likelihood of this car arriving at dealerships in some description quite high.
Nissan's luxury brand is focused on adding performance to its "provocative" styling, and if it can do that -- as it appears to have done with the Eau Rouge -- we might finally realize Infiniti's true capability.
Watch the video below to hear Godzilla's heart strapped into the Q50 Eau Rouge.