Infiniti’s Michael Bartsch, Alfonso Albaisa on design and how it is driving the future
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 20, 2014) – Michael Bartsch, vice president, Infiniti
Americas, and Alfonso Albaisa, executive design director, Infiniti Motor
Company, Ltd., were at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week to support the
North American debut of the Q80 Inspiration Concept. Bartsch and Albaisa
discussed the importance of this vehicle as a beacon of design for vehicles
that are destined to appear in their dealer showrooms.
Roadfly.com - 2011 Infiniti FX50 S Road Test & Review
For 2011, Infiniti has upgraded their flagship SUV, the FX50 with a few
choice features. The wheelbase has been lengthened by 1.4 inches, but more
significantly, the engine is now an all-new 4.5-liter V8 engine that Boosts horsepower up by 70 from
last year's model bringing the grand total to 370. If you're looking for
smooth acceleration and accessible power behind the wheel of your sport
utility vehicle, the FX50 is tough automobile to beat.
The interior is beautiful and features many complementary amenities; there
is a 11-speaker Bose sound-system which includes XM satellite radio and a
navigation screen that offers real-time traffic info and voice-recognition
software. Couple this with one of the best safety-ratings in its class and
an intelligent Brake Assist system capable of automatically braking your
vehicle in emergencies, and you have standard a package that will fit any
need of your driving experience.
Starting at $56,950 and with an as tested price of $63,000, the Infiniti
FX50 doesn't come cheap. But once you step inside, take it for a drive and
become immersed in the luxury and performance, you'll know where every
penny of that pricetag went: into a remarkable driving experience that
exemplifies Infiniti's commitment to superior automobiles.
Vehicle: 2011 Infiniti FX50 S
Base Price: $56,400
Engine: 5.0 liter, 8 cylinder
Transmission: 7 speed automatic
horsepower: 390 hp
and 369 lb-ft of torque
0-60 MPH: 5.5 seconds
MPG: 14 city / 20 highway
Host: Emme Hall
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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."
180 MPH Infiniti FX50: Sebastian Vettel Edition
The Frankfurt Auto Show will play host to the Infiniti FX50 Sebastian
Vettel Edition. This crossover is the result of the Renault Nissan Alliance
that sponsors the Red Bull Formula One team. This vehicle is built to
Vettel's liking and is reportedly will reach 180 MPH.
2009 Infiniti FX50S Start Up, Quick Tour, & Rev - 32K (500th Upload)
2009 Infiniti FX50S
This FX50S has a 5.0L V8 making 390 HP while paired to a 7 Speed auto
I absolutely loved the interior & the engine of this Infiniti. But the
Exterior looks to not captivate me. Just that Hippo head or egg shaped look
which in some way makes my want to say Ewww LOL...
FLD SHAKEDOWN Sebastian Vettel Interview
Up-close, in-person, and in-car with Sebastian Vettel. Infiniti invites FLD
Shakedown to talk racing and road cars with the Red Bull Racing F1 World
Champion. SHAKEDOWN hosted by Leo Parente.
2011 Le Mans 24 Spotters Guide- http://tinyurl.com/LM24SGuide