When I first saw the Infiniti Essence Concept in Geneva, I could not help but to think that this was Infiniti’s (Nissan’s) answer to Toyota’s Lexus LF-A. Supposedly the Infiniti Essence has a similar engine to that of the Nissan GT-R but also has an electric motor along side of it making this a Hybrid sports car.
Some automotive experts believe the Infiniti Essence is closer to production than originally thought since the Concept vehicle, demonstrated in the video below, operates on its own power and has several completely functional components. Some car enthusiasts have already compared the styling to a Maserati GT or Fisker Karma and think that this car will never be a production vehicle. Only time will tell and it is ticking away. Case-in-point, today there will be a live unveiling at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of the new Infiniti M but already the Infiniti Essence has made an appearance at the show being unpacked from a flat-bed truck.
Check back for more images of the Infiniti Essence Concept and new Infiniti M unveiling at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Infiniti Essence Concept
Celebrating 20 years as a creator of performance luxury vehicles, Infiniti introduces a vision crafted to embody our core values and inspire future design: the Infiniti Essence. This dramatic styling, technology and performance statement is a 592-hp gasoline/electric hybrid coupe defined by exterior lines sculpted to express fluidity and speed. Destined to influence production models of the future, the Infiniti Essence vividly captures the balance between grace and power, and the unrestrained possibility of Inspired Performance™.