Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Priced At $160,000 In Europe
May 13th, 2012 9:52 AM Share
Nissan isn’t the only company to get an outrageously priced performance SUV this month – Infiniti will be pricing its FX Sebastian Vettel Edition at $120,000 euro, or about $160,000.
With 24 extra horsepower massaged from the 5.0L V8 (for a total of 414 bhp), top speed is now an incomprehensible 186 mph, but the 0-60 time is “only” 5.6 seconds – at this point I’d like to take the satisfaction away from the commenters in noting that a sub-$30k Toyota Camry V6 is just as fast in the sprint to 60.
A carbon fiber bodykit and bespoke wheels are the main changes, but somehow the sum seems far less than the parts.
Published May 13th, 2012 9:00 AM
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So instead of the logical choice to celebrate one of the greatest drivers of our generation, the hypothetical Nissan GTR-Vettel. We get a car that's pretty much as far from Formula one you can get because Infinity's sales in Europe are awful? Nicely played Nissan. I wonder when Mercedes will debut the "Stirling Moss GL", and Audi the "LeMans Q7"?
Man, it took years to get people to avoid the old "just use direct currency translation" stupidity, which completely ignores things like VAT (included in European prices) or the general lower level of car prices in the US. Seems like every new generation of writers is destined to repeat the old mistakes...
it really doesn't matter the people who will pay for a 4,400lb 5.0 litre v8 Japanese SUV that does MPG in the teens IN EUROPE is literally the 1%... people with enough money and less brains than to sink it into a gold standard like a Porsche or other German... boggles the mind who came up with this
Somehow I can't see Aryton Senna lending his name to an AWD grocery-getter. Though I know Vettel actually owns one of these, couldn't they have put his name on a G37s coupe perhaps?