2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Infiniti FX50 Performance Concept will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt show by the man who helped design it — reigning F1 world champ Sebastian Vettel.
- Infiniti sponsors Vettel's points-leading Red Bull F1 racecar.
FRANKFURT, Germany — The Infiniti FX50 Performance Concept will be unveiled at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show by the man who helped design it — reigning F1 world champ Sebastian Vettel.
In an earlier video clip released last week by Nissan, Vettel was seen discussing a few details of the car with Nissan's design boss Shiro Nakamura.
The first official photo was revealed this weekend by Nissan, with the brief headline: "Sebastian Vettel To Unveil His Perfect Infiniti." The accompanying two-sentence press release identifies Vettel not only as "reigning Formula One world champion," but also as the "Infiniti FX driver who helped design" the new concept.
Among the few visible details in the photo are a redesigned grille and front bumper, as well as a carbon-fiber apron, side skirts and roof spoiler. Performance-spec tires are mounted on unique alloy wheels.
Infiniti is a sponsor of Vettel's points-leading Red Bull F1 racecar.
Edmunds.com says: There's a reason why Vettel gets paid to drive racecars instead of designing SUVs.