Recent F1 champion and ace wheelman Sebastian Vettel knows a thing or two about how to make a car go fast. When Nissan brought its special Infiniti FX50 Sebastian Vettel edition crossover as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it looked every bit the dream machine worthy of its name. Now the luxury brand has announced the sport crossover will make production as part of its Infiniti Performance Line (IPL).
From its carbon fiber F1-inspired front and rear diffusers and side sills to huge flat-black wheels and rear hatch spoiler, this FX50 is one of the best looking models in Infiniti’s current hit-or-miss styling lineup. Better still, the Vettel edition is tuned for even more power than the standard 2011 FX50; 414 horses, to be exact, thanks to new intake and exhaust systems and ECU mapping.
Infiniti says that’s enough for a 5.6-second dash to 60 mph and a 186 mph top speed. Now we know what Vettel will be driving on his days off.