The Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK is a unique event, where great cars, from old timers to prototypes, climb the hill. This year’s edition will be the first time that Infiniti becomes the event sponsor, and Nissan’s luxury brand is bringing the first running prototype of the EMERG-E range-extender sports car, first seen at this year’s Geneva show.
The UK-designed and built concept car will be driven up the hill by Red Bull’s F1 driver Mark Webber, lined up for the Saturday run. The following day will see his double world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel climb the hill, in his own Infiniti FX ‘Vettel Edition’. Infiniti is a sponsor of the Red Bull F1 team.
“The Festival of Speed crowds will be seeing EMERG-E in action for the first time ever, even before many of Infiniti’s top executives have seen it! Goodwood’s spectators will see not just an exquisite design but a superb example of Infiniti combining our own technologies with those of our partners to create an environmentally-friendly car, brimming with true Infiniti driver appeal,” said Jerry Hardcastle, Global Chief Marketability Engineer.
The third Infiniti going up the hill will be the M35h hybrid, billed as the world’s fastest-accelerating petrol/electric hybrid saloon. It’s the only one here you can buy in Malaysia, click here for full details.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs between 28 June and 1 July.