The 420bhp carbon-fibred beauty is out.
When Infiniti announced the FX Vettel Edition a couple of months back, it only seemed like a dream at the time. A current Formula One champion who’s had a direct input in fashioning one of the most striking SUVs in the world to his liking? Well, yesterday Infiniti finally showed off the FX Vettel Edition in the flesh, or aluminum and carbon-fibre as it were.
The 420bhp V8 isn’t the only thing going for this extremely limited edition SUV, with a full carbon-fibre kit on the body and interior trimmings, significantly improved suspension with 21-inch BBS rims, the FX Vettel Edition is a true collector’s item. So much so, in fact, that only 50 FX Vettel Editions are allotted to the entire GCC region! Pricing for this exclusive SUV is set to $136k (AED 540,000), so if your pockets are deep enough, get yours now! (That is, if there is any left!)
Marking the introduction of the FX Vettel Edition, there will be a host of other activities leading up to the Abu Dhabi Formula One, and users can see Infiniti’s Facebook page to see what else will be coming.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (30 October 2012) – Infiniti, the luxury automotive manufacturer from Japan, has today announced the world’s most exclusive crossover, the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition, will offer a select few the opportunity to be driven by the man who gave it its name. Formula One Double World champion and Infiniti brand ambassador, Sebastian Vettel, will give customers and potential buyers of the car, he personally helped to develop, a once-in-a-lifetime ride of their lives in the build up to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“The Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is already a unique product which is unlikely ever to be seen again – a production car available to buy which has been designed in partnership with a reigning Formula One World Champion,” said Juergen Schmitz, General Manager, Infiniti in the Middle East. “With just 50 units coming to the Middle East and today’s announcement we’ve demonstrated the exclusive opportunity that ownership of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition offers. We will continue to seek ways to unlock benefits from our Formula One activity for our customers but this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be driven by a double world champion.”
The unique event will take place at the Al Forsan sporting complex in Abu Dhabi. Participants will meet with the Formula One superstar, receive personalised Formula One memorabilia and then experience the talent it takes to become a world champion by taking a passenger ride with Sebastian Vettel as he completes ‘hot laps’. The day ends with a guided tour of the Red Bull Racing pit garage.
The experience is anticipated to add further competition to be one of the few Middle Eastern owners of the FX Vettel Edition. Featuring a 420bhp V8-engine, dry carbon-fibre aerodynamic package, unique 21” BBS alloy wheels and a bespoke interior to Vettel’s own specifications.
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