Catch a glimpse of how Sebastian Vettel inspired the Infiniti design team to create the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version Concept. Watch as this unique performance vehicle comes to life and is revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The FX Sebastian Vettel Version Concept sits 20 millimeters lower than the production FX50 and will achieve speeds of 300 kilometers per hour (186mph). This vehicle embodies the true spirit of performance engineering.
Sebastian Vettel driving GT5 RedbullX1 prototype at Nürburgring GP Course
Find more GT5 videos on http://gtchannel.com. In a world where modern
professional racing is restricted by regulations, the X1 is a machine born
from a fantastic "what if" dream of Gran Turismo: "What would the fastest
racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations, look like?" And the
only way to experience it is in Gran Turismo 5. Initially the X1 Prototype
was a single-seater canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels.
Powered by a 1500ps direct-injection V6 Twin turbo, on paper the performance would have been
spectacular, producing a top speed of 400km/h (248.6mp/h) and a maximum
lateral acceleration of 6G. But once Red Bull Racing was brought on board
to be a partner, the X1 really took off. Adrian Newey, master aerodynamic
engineer and Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, suggested "Fan Car"
technology, a long-held dream of his, be added to the design of the X1
Prototype. A "fan car" is a vehicle having a fan mechanism which forces the
air out from underneath the car to reduce air pressure under the car's
floor. The resulting suction draws the car to the ground surface and
creates a massive amount of downforce. And because it can create downforce
regardless of the vehicle's current speed, it dramatically raises it's
cornering speed capability even in low speed corners. Thanks to the insight
of Mr. Newey, the X1 Prototype design was transformed. A large fan was
added to the rear end of the body to implement the Fan Car technology.
Plus, Newey provided additional input into the the design of the front and
rear wings and rear diffuser, dramatically refining the vehicle's
aerodynamics. As a result, the virtual X1 Prototype was able to achieve an
astonishing level of performance. Its new top speed was 450km/h
(279.6mp/h), with a maximum lateral acceleration reaching up to 8.75G,
pushing the vehicle to the very limits of what a normal human body can
2012 Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version (2011 Frankfurt Auto Show)
INFINITI FX SEBASTIAN VETTEL VERSION: THE CROSSOVER FIT FOR A CHAMPION
Just six months after the idea first surfaced, the Infiniti FX designed for
reigning Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel is unveiled today at
the Frankfurt International Motor Show. What began as a chat between the
Red Bull Racing driver and Infiniti's Chief Creative Officer, Shiro
Nakamura, at the Geneva Show in March is revealed, in concept form, as
Infiniti's fastest car yet and, probably, the most exclusive crossover ever
With its sophisticated technology, lightweight components and features such
as Rear Active Steering for maximum agility, the V8 FX50S Premium --
Infiniti's 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, derestricted top speed,
longer gearing, increased downforce and lowered and stiffer suspension turn
what is already a sports car among crossovers into a crossover supercar -
the 300km/h reality of the World Champion's vision.
Infiniti's Corporate Vice President Toru Saito said: "The FX Sebastian
Vettel version is unique and very much Sebastian's car. But at the same
time it is a concept car for Infiniti globally."
Sebastian Vettel, 2010 Formula One World Champion and Infiniti Global Brand
"I have been driving an FX all this year and it is a car I love. It fits my
lifestyle perfectly and is great fun to drive. But of course, it could go a
"I drive a lot in Germany on motorways that have no speed limits and have
enjoyed my FX around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Driving at high speed
where safe and legal is part of my life. As well as a higher top speed I
wanted even better stability in my FX, and that meant work on the
aerodynamics. It is a tribute to the excellence of the standard FX that
achieving all my targets required so few changes.
"This is the first road car I have helped develop. Usually I have hundreds
of engineers building one car just for me. So it is fantastic for me to
contribute to the design of a car. The result is an Infiniti I am very
proud to have my name on. It is all I hoped for: 300km/h, plenty of
downforce -- and I can still fit my mountain bike in the back. Plus it is
totally exclusive -- and as an Infiniti driver, that's important."
Infiniti FX Vettel | evo REVIEW
Editorial Director Harry Metcalfe gets behind the wheel of the limited
edition Infiniti FX 50.
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When the best racing driver in the world comes calling, standard
specification just won't do.
Sebastian Vettel is a multi-title winning F1 driver and one of the best
racers to ever grace the sport, so when a custom Infiniti FX was suggested,
the Nissan-owned brand knew it would have to pull out all of the stops.
We got behind the wheel of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition to test one of
the most exciting and exclusive new cars for 2013.
2014 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition im Fahrbericht - Eine Probefahrt durch die Alpen #Test #Review
Ich durfte den Infiniti FX Vettel Edition für ein paar Stunden rund um die
französichen und schweizer Alpen bewegen. Hier meine EIndrücke zu diesem
besonderen Infiniti, der auf 150 Stück limitiert ist (bereits ausverkauft)
und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem viemaligen Weltmeister Sebastian Vettel
entwickelt wurde. Mehr dazu bei mir im Blog unter