• Sebastian Vettel storms up the hill in first Infiniti FX Vettel Edition
• Mark Webber drives electric mid-ship Infiniti EMERG-E demonstrator
• Photographs ready to be downloaded now
ROLLE, Switzerland (2 July 2012) – The Formula One World Champion, his Red Bull Racing teammate, an exotic yet entirely realistic new sports car on its world debut drive, an exclusive SUV and the Earl of March’s driveway in front of tens of thousands of fans in (mostly) English summer sunshine – Japanese performance brand Infiniti’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was a success from green light to chequered flag.
As the pictures confirm. All the action from Infiniti’s first Festival of Speed as an official sponsor is available to be downloaded now from www.infinitipress.eu.
The Infiniti Goodwood image gallery 2012 includes Sebastian Vettel powering up the Goodwood hillclimb in the first of just 50 (for Western Europe) Infiniti FX Vettel Edition models – the sports crossover the double F1 World Champion helped to develop.
“We gave the FX a little bit of an edge here and there. I gave my input and I think if you look at the result you can see the difference. I’m happy,” Sebastian said after competing the run in the 420PS V8 crossover.
Eager buyers and collectors are showing a great interest in the FX Vettel Edition with several already sold, even before the car turned a wheel – at prices from £100,800 in the UK (from €125,000 in mainland Europe, depending on country).
The gallery also includes Vettel’s Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber silently dispatching the 1.16-mile course in the most powerful and by common consent the most beautiful range-extender electric sports car, the Infiniti EMERG-E. Making its world debut as a fully-functioning demonstrator, complete with twin electric motors generating 1000nm of torque, EMERG-E is one of the fastest ever range-extender hybrid’s to tackle the Goodwood hill. Developed and made in Britain by Infiniti and its many UK partners, EMERG-E is a powerful signpost to Infiniti’s future.
Showcasing Infiniti’s current hybrid technology over the weekend was the M35h. Displayed beside the FoS-Tec arena and driven up the hill twice every day the luxury saloon delivers exceptional performance but produces only 159gm/co2.
Infiniti’s Inspired Goodwood Performance was backed up the Inspired Performance Lounge which offered festival-goers a taste of true Infiniti hospitality between the Supercar Paddock and the Cartier Style et Luxe exhibition ¬– a juxtaposition of performance and luxury that summed up perfectly the performance luxury brand from Japan.
Notes to editors about Infiniti
Infiniti comes from Japan. Its line-up of performance saloons, coupés, convertibles, SUVs and crossovers is now being launched across the globe through a dedicated network of Infiniti Centres or dealerships which share a commitment to individualised and exceptional customer service.
For more information, see www.infiniti.com
Press information, Photographs and videos are available from www.infinitipress.eu. No password is required.
Eva Ng Kon Tia
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Communications Manager - UK
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