Driving The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype - Automobile

Through a security gate, past tattooed guards who put stickers across the camera lens of our smartphone, we’re finally within the Millbrook Proving Ground, 700 acres of hilly countryside some 45 miles north of London devoted to the development of... Over the course of several weeks, Infiniti invited a handful of people from around the world to this secretive proving ground to see a working prototype of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. This is more than just an Infiniti Q50 named after the famous Eau Rouge corner at the Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit in Belgium. Indeed, this car is a signpost pointed toward the future of Nissan’s underdog luxury brand, a supersedan that could spawn an entire division of high-performance Infiniti vehicles to rival cars from the likes of Audi Quattro, BMW M, and... That is, if Infiniti ever decides to build it. “There are still many questions about the business case,” says Jerry Hardcastle, vice president of vehicle design and development at Nissan, who helped hatch the idea of the Eau Rouge late in 2013.... ” As we caravan across the former General Motors proving ground, a silver car shoots by on a steeply banked oval track like the ball on a roulette wheel. Instead of the impeccable paint job of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge show car unveiled in January at the 2014 Detroit auto show, this car wears a vinyl wrap of matte red, as if someone had flayed the concept car’s. Source: www.automobilemag.com