Did Infiniti Out-Ferrari Ferrari?
Images of the world’s two newest supercars began to circulate through the Internet this weekend, one being the 2013 Ferrari F620 GT and the other taking the form of an Infiniti Emerg-E concept.
The F620 GT will replace the glorious V12 front-engined, RWD 599 GTB. Questions have surrounded the car. Would it continue to use a V12 or succumb to modern trends and use fewer cylinders along with some form of forced induction? Would it be RWD or incorporate the FF’s innovative AWD system? Would it take styling cues from the controversial FF or be more fluid like the 458 Italia?
Many of those questions have been answered, but I’m left wondering if Infiniti built the better Ferrari.
The F620 will indeed stay true to form and use a massive V12. The 6.3-liter engine will produce 740 horsepower and 690 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful twelve-cylinder engine to ever come out of Maranello. With a redline of 8,700 rpm, this powerplant will move the Italian grand tourer to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds and 100 mph in 8.3 seconds. It’s also lighter, lower and shorter than the 599. Those are numbers that typically make me drool, but the design, at least judging from what I see here, doesn’t scream Ferrari. It looks designed by a committee, with the front end of the FF, lines from the Mazda Nagare design, and, dare I say, a Corvette-like silhouette?
We do have official images of the Intiniti Emerg-E concept. We don’t have exact specs just yet, but know it’ll be a midengine, range-extended electric supercar. Yes, I’ll take V12 power any day over an electric motor, but one thing Infiniti nailed is the design. It has the curves of the luscious Ferrari 458 and is sexier than the “World’s Sexiest Car,” the McLaren MP4-12C.
Both of these cars will be at the Geneva Motor Show, and pictures from the floor will let us know for sure which company built the prettier car.
At this point, which car is more beautiful, the Ferrari F620 GT or the Infiniti Emerg-E?