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Could Infiniti create a vehicle that competes with the Porsche Panamera?


That’s exactly what the Japanese automaker is planning with its upcoming flagship sedan that could be powered with a hybrid powertrain packing at least 700 hp. Recent reports have the 2016 GT-R sporting a hybrid powertrain with at least 800 hp, and considering Infiniti has already shoehorned the current GT-R engine into a Q50 Eau Rouge concept, it wouldn’t be a stretch to believe the automaker is thinking of doing the same for its flagship sedan.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Reveals the GT-R Inside

The high-performance luxury sedan will debut in the near future, but don’t expect it to be so far high end as to be a Mercedes-Benz S-Class competitor. High performance and sport will be the keywords for the new model, rather than ultra luxury and exorbitant. While the 700-hp hybrid powertrain will sport a new 3.7-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, a newly-developed 3.0-liter V6 turbo hybrid will also be available with around 550 hp. Since the GT-R’s current V6 engines are hand built, Infiniti and Nissan chiefs would prefer to create a more accessible, easy-to-build engine that will have lower emissions and better fuel economy than what the GT-R offers currently.

Expect the new flagship sedan model to carry the Q80 or Q90 nameplate with Eau Rouge attached to the end. Pricing will start at around $100,000 for the 3.0-liter model while the more powerful 3.7-liter engine will cost around $150,000.
 

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Looking forward to this, especially with how it might perform. One thing for sure is that they need an eau rogue version of it.
 

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"The centerpiece of the GT-R is its powerplant, a hand-assembled twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. With the help of launch control, that output is sufficient to propel the coupe from zero-to-60 mph in an eye-popping 2.9 seconds on the way to a quarter mile run of just over eleven ticks - results that shame many cars costing twice as much as the GT-R.

Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/new-car-buying/nissan/gt-r/##ixzz2yVQoHFJy"


yeaaa
 

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"The centerpiece of the GT-R is its powerplant, a hand-assembled twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. With the help of launch control, that output is sufficient to propel the coupe from zero-to-60 mph in an eye-popping 2.9 seconds on the way to a quarter mile run of just over eleven ticks - results that shame many cars costing twice as much as the GT-R.

Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/new-car-buying/nissan/gt-r/##ixzz2yVQoHFJy"


yeaaa
Even the block is signed off/initialed by the single person that built the engine
 

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Just don't know whats going to persuade someone with that type of coin to go for Infiniti over QP or S Class AMG or PAnamera...
 

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Just don't know whats going to persuade someone with that type of coin to go for Infiniti over QP or S Class AMG or PAnamera...
it's going to be tough, not sure how they can justify it, with what they currently offer i don't see it doing too well against those
 

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Just don't know whats going to persuade someone with that type of coin to go for Infiniti over QP or S Class AMG or PAnamera...
yea its tough.

but there is still a market for high end japanese luxury cars. its small though
 
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