Infiniti is expected to reveal a limited-edition version of its FX50 luxury SUV blessed by F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel at next month’s Frankfurt motor show.
The Japanese manufacturer is known to be unveiling a surprise new model at the German event, but is remaining tight-lipped about its precise identity.
Infiniti forged a commercial partnership with Vettel’s team, Red Bull Racing, at the start of the season and has employed the 24-year-old driver as a global company ambassador.
Vettel has driven various Infiniti models on press and PR events, and was offered his choice of cars from the firm’s range to use as his road car. He opted for an FX50 – apparently because he wanted plenty of room in the rear for his mountain bike.
A cryptic video shot at the Geneva motor show in March offers some clues to the styling of the special model. In the short clip, Vettel is heard planning the design of a car with Infiniti’s senior vice president Shiro Nakamura.