Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Emerg-E has been a mere static display to date.
With an electric-petrol system similar in concept to the upcoming Holden Volt, the Emerg-E uses two electric motors - each driving a rear wheel - with a three cylinder petrol engine generating range-extending electric charge.
The show car’s Lotus Evora-derived chassis is no secret; Infiniti is expected to produce a handful of functioning prototypes for demonstration purposes.
Australian Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber is set to pilot the Emerg-E at Goodwood, as part of Infiniti’s sponsorship of the team.
Speaking with TMR recently, Infiniti Australia boss Kevin Snell stated that the Emerg-E concept was indicative of the brand’s future direction, but a production future and any further Lotus involvement is yet to be confirmed.
The FX Vettel Edition will be limited to 50 units, and priced at the equivalent of AU$156,000 - nearly double the UK price of the FX50 on which it is based.
Rounding out Infiniti’s Goodwood presence will be the M35h hybrid saloon, demonstrating its Guinness-certified world’s fastest full-hybrid performance.
The 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from June 28th until July 1st.
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