The Infiniti advanced sports car concept set for Geneva has, uhm, emerged – rather aptly, the vehicle is called the EMERG-E Concept, and signals the company’s intent to produce a bold halo model befitting the brand’s promise of Inspired Performance.

A couple of firsts for the company with this one – it’s the first Infiniti to feature a midship mounted drivetrain, and the first to be developed in Europe.

The 4.46 metre-long two-seater is equipped with a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters and a three-cylinder range-extending internal combustion engine, all efficiently wrapped within a highly aerodynamic, light body.

The 402 hp vehicle has a fair bit of zip, with a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just four seconds. Yet it also operates as a zero-emission urban vehicle over a 48 km range, and with the range-extender petrol engine functioning in tandem with the electric motors, produces just 55 g/km in terms of CO2 output.