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Infiniti Essence

Infiniti Essence

Infiniti Essence

Infiniti Essence

Infiniti Essence

Infiniti Essence interior

Infiniti Essence
Make Infiniti
Model Essence
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine 3.7 litre V6 and electric motor with lithium-ion batt.

The Infiniti Essence concept which was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show is a luxurious and stylish 2 seat sports car designed to celebrate Infiniti's 20 year anniversary and also showcase the future of design for the brand.

The concept was created as a "brand icon", it is not intended for production but instead it is meant to promote Infinti as they enter the European market and demonstrate Infiniti design principles.

The classic coupe proportions and muscular, flowing lines of the Infinti Essence are hard to find fault with. The appearance is both timelessly beautiful and contemporary. The c-pillars have a unique curve to them which works particularly well when viewed from the rear 3/4 angle.

The concept's front end is characterized by Infiniti's signature double-arch grille, set at an angle that suggests the car is about to leap forward. There is an illuminated Infiniti badge at its heart. Rounded corners effectively hide the front overhang

The relatively conservative interior of the Infiniti Essence concept has been designed around the differing needs of the occupants. For the driver all the controls have been laid out in a simple, ergonomic manner with all the major functions close at hand. On the passenger side the feeling is very different. Instead of the purposeful black upholstery for the driver, the passenger side is trimmed in a soothing earthy red color and there is very simple decor. Materials used in the cabin include leather, Alcantara suede and hand-painted wood inspired by traditional Japanese lacquerware.

The hybrid drivetrain of the Infiniti Essence consists of a 434 horsepower, 3.7 litre, twin turbocharged V6 engine working in conjunction with a 158 horsepower electric motor located between the engine and transmission. The lithium-ion battery pack which supplies the electric motor with power is topped up during deceleration by using the electric motor as a generator.

Optimum energy consumption and performance is achieved through the use of two separate clutches which regulate the input from the two different power sources. Both the V6 and the electric motor send their power to the rear wheels.

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