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Infiniti Emerg-E concept was based on the Lotus Evora - report

 Infiniti Emerg-E concept was based on the Lotus Evora - report
Infiniti Emerg-E concept

Production looks increasingly likely

When Infiniti introduced the Emerg-E concept at the Geneva Motor Show, they weren't shy about admitting the fact that the car featured a Lotus-derived powertrain. Now, a report is indicating the companies worked closer together than originally thought.

According to Car and Driver, the Emerg-E rides on the same platform that underpins the Lotus Evora. This enabled Infiniti to access funding from Great Britain's Technology Strategy Board which helped to lower the concept's development cost.

More importantly, since most of the components are already in production, Infiniti could build the Emerg-E with relative ease. Company executives have already hinted at this possibility, but it's beginning to look increasingly likely as the company will reportedly create a couple of prototypes for testing purposes.

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cata
so Renault-Nissan are high up there with the big boys in term of volume, sales; nissan is pretty much up there with one car in terms of performance (GT-R); renault is really up there for years in Formula 1 and make a decent line-up of sport compact cars in terms of value (RS series from twingo, clio and megane). They have the money, they have the technology...why on earth don't they buy Lotus???? They would gain in this edgy knowledge and have a valued brand with emotional ...stuff attached to it! They would gain in image for their cars and Lotus would have proper financing to do what they know best (proper sports cars and racing technology)! i can't figure out why for so many years they haven't made a move on a name like Lotus! all the other big manufactureres have a cool brand (or more) in their yard!
Apr 28, 2012 7:24 am
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sideskraper
They're in the business of making money. Not losing it.
Apr 28, 2012 11:10 pm
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AlinCare
my type of car. :)
Apr 27, 2012 9:41 pm
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Mister Stig
Thats great to know.. When could you cut my hair for me?
Apr 28, 2012 5:53 am
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