When the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept went on display at the Detroit Auto Show this year we were instantly enthused with the possibility that Nissan’s luxury and ‘inspired performance” brand could really pull off an excellent performance-oriented vehicle to compete with the likings of AMG, BMW Motorsport and even Cadillac’s V series. Today, those hopes are reiterated with a preview video of the new Q50 Eau Rouge sounding similar to that of a Nissan GT-R. Additionally, you can hear a serious blow-off valve from the potential twin-turbo setup.
Not only did I notice the sound from my extensive time spent with many Nissan GT-Rs over the past couple of years, but the brand’s president Johan de Nysschen making the statement that “If we built this car I would expect it to feature over 500 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque” kind of supports my thought process here. Now to me, that sounds like them using the Nissan GT-R’s powerplant or a derivative of it. You take a listen below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!