Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Edition officially confirmed for production

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept - 1.9.2011
Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept - 1.9.2011

Only 200 units will be built

Infiniti has confirmed plans to offer an FX Sebastian Vettel special edition.

As previewed by the concept, the production model will have an aggressive body kit, lightweight components and a sport-tuned suspension that reduces the crossover's ride height.

Power will be provided by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 PS (309 kW / 414 hp). It will likely enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Production will be limited to 200 units and they will be offered exclusively in Europe and the Middle East. The company is currently accepting orders and the first deliveries are scheduled to occur early next year.

Note: Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept pictured


Infiniti today confirmed the FX Sebastian Vettel version, shown first in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, is to enter a strictly limited production run of 200 units to be sold across Europe and Middle East regions. The announcement was made by Bernard Loire, Infiniti Vice President for Europe and the Middle East.

The production version will match the 420PS output of the concept car making it the most powerful Infiniti yet to be sold by the European business unit. Although no price is available yet, it will also be the most expensive.

The car is a collaboration between Red Bull Racing's champion racing driver and global brand ambassador, Sebastian Vettel, and Infiniti's Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura. With its sophisticated technology, lightweight components and features such as Rear Active Steering for maximum agility, the V8 FX50S Premium - Infiniti's current flagship as well as its best-selling model in some markets - provides the ideal starting point for the FX Sebastian Vettel version. Changes including increased power, lower weight, longer gearing, increased downforce and lowered, stiffer suspension turn what is already a sports car among crossovers into a crossover supercar.

Customer reservations are being taken now ahead of first deliveries from early 2013.

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Comments (6)

What? 5.6 for 0-60? The standard 5.0 with 390 can hit 60 in 5 seconds flat. This one can do it in 4.8 or even less.
Mar 9th, 2012 11:57pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Vettel = Bieber
Mar 9th, 2012 11:55pm
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norther norther
why this, why not and FX-R? im sorry, i see nothing special on this car
Mar 9th, 2012 10:02pm
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fgb8387 fgb8387
just love that front bumper..
Mar 9th, 2012 9:12pm
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AndreiRaducanu AndreiRaducanu
Are you crazy ??? 300 km/h for a heavy car with only 420 hp ? Please think before you write.
Mar 9th, 2012 8:55pm
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michaelg michaelg
They are the official specs from the concept: "420PS, 300km/h maximum speed, 5.6 seconds 0-100km/h"
Mar 9th, 2012 9:16pm
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