Bespoke Infiniti ‘Red Bull Racing’ performance model on the way?

Brett Davis

A high performance Infiniti road car could be set to hit the showrooms in the future, built with the help and expertise of the Red Bull Racing F1 team. The news comes after the two recently announced a partnership deal for the future F1 season.

(Infiniti FX50 Sebastian Vettel Edition shown)

The idea of Red Bull developing a road car has been stirred up before. This time we hear from the Infiniti side of things. Speaking with international media at the Los Angeles Auto Show, currently underway, Simon Sproule, Nissan vice president and head of global marketing, said,

“At the moment it is nothing more than a discussion, but it’s clear that the team would like to use its expertise in areas beyond F1 and we’d like to do something performance wise with them.

“The opportunity is there for the future now we have a long-term partnership and established working relationship in place.”

It’s been a similar story from Red Bull’s point of view as well. Last year Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner expressed some interest in moving into road car development. He said,

“Red Bull used to be known only as an energy drink company, but now it is recognised as an engineering team. It’s a natural evolution for us to get involved in road car engineering.”

If the two decide to build a road car, it is expected to be based on an existing platform, or at least a next-gen platform, possibly of the sporty G37 two-door or the M sedan.

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