When I hear Nissan I see only GTR and R390 GT which in my opinion are best models they have ever produced. I also have in mind they created Infinity to fight on american makret mostly with Acura and Lexus. However after years of buildong they decided to go into Formula 1 equipping RedBull with engines and promoting brand Infinity. For sure engines are taken from Renault but who cars, the Infinity is painted on back wind of F1 RedBull cars.
It shows their aspiration in luxury class and its very good since for many years its been dominated by Mercedes and BMW. Since 10-15 years also Bentley, Audi, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar are taken into consideration what shows that rich customers need changes. However as it comes to Japanese products they are still a step back, maybe apart from Lexus LS600h which has big advantage – hybrid engine.
Nevertheless Infinity with its new Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is about to fight with luxury class leader – Mercedes S-Class. Well if we look at Mercedes sales of S-Class it is far beyond its competitors from BMW and Audi which have difficulties to keep up.
So isn’t it too far to think about endangering Mercedes? Even with 568hp and great performance. In this class it is not that important. In terms of performance luxury cars have only one condition to fill – accelerate at each speed they go.