Infiniti brought a taste of Formula One to thousands of Austin locals today, when Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel drove the 2011 Championship-winning Formula One car and the F1™-inspired 560-horsepower Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype along Congress Avenue.
Infiniti pioneered Lane Departure Warning on the 2005 Infiniti FX, designed to help address the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) findings that showed more than half of all traffic fatalities were due to some type of lane departure.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. brings the sights, sounds and smells of international Formula One racing to downtown Austin, Texas on October 29, as Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and four-time F1 World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel will drive Vettel's 2011 Championship Formula One car and the 560-horsepower Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype up and down Congress Avenue.
The Infiniti Q70 sedan has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest rating of "good" for its performance in the institute's small overlap front crash test, and when equipped with its optional front crash prevention system the Q70 has been awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Infiniti signals a clear intent to break into the top tier of the premium sedan category with the eye-catching Q80 Inspiration concept car revealed today at the 2014 Paris Motor Show by Infiniti Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, François Goupil de Bouillé, and Infiniti's Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa.
Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 7,837 vehicles in September. Sales of the Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, which had its first full month of deliveries last September, were up 15.8 percent for the month. Infiniti's sport sedans, which include also include the G37, were up 23.4 percent for the year.