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Sebastian Vettel will drive his special Infinit FX at the Goodwood festival of Speed

Sebastian Vettel will drive his special edition Infiniti FX at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The new model will cost in excess of £100,000, Autocar can reveal.

Just 50 units will be making it to Europe, and the UK application will be decided once expressions of interest has been received. So far, Infiniti has eight confirmed orders from European customers, nine including Vettel himself who will be getting the first example off the production line.

The Vettel FX50 S will enter production in October and reach customers in early 2013. It will stay true to the concept shown at the Frankfurt motor show last year, the only change being a switch from matt white paint to pearlescent white paint.

That means power will come from a 414bhp 5.0-litre V8 that’s enough to power the car all the way up to its 186mph top speed.

Vettel himself has been involved in the development, and is believed to have specified its sporty chassis settings. His Red Bull Racing Formula One team designed the carbonfibre bodykit, which is claimed to actually produce downforce and help lower drag by five per cent.

Mark Tisshaw

Title: Editor

Mark is a journalist with more than a decade of top-level experience in the automotive industry. He first joined Autocar in 2009, having previously worked in local newspapers. He has held several roles at Autocar, including news editor, deputy editor, digital editor and his current position of editor, one he has held since 2017.

From this position he oversees all of Autocar’s content across the print magazine, website, social media, video, and podcast channels, as well as our recent launch, Autocar Business. Mark regularly interviews the very top global executives in the automotive industry, telling their stories and holding them to account, meeting them at shows and events around the world.

Mark is a Car of the Year juror, a prestigious annual award that Autocar is one of the main sponsors of. He has made media appearances on the likes of the BBC, and contributed to titles including What Car?Move Electric and Pistonheads, and has written a column for The Sun.

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Citytiger 13 May 2012

Re: Vettel's Infiniti FX50 to cost £100k

I would rather spend £100k on an XJ Supersport, might sound a bit strange, but if I had the money I wouldnt hesitate in visiting my nearest Jaguar dealer, I dont really fancy a posh Nissan.

achilles46 11 May 2012

Re: Vettel's Infiniti FX50 to cost £100k

I would rather spend 100K on a lovely second hand American Fleetwood Motorhome myself, but that's just me.

eseaton 11 May 2012

Re: Vettel's Infiniti FX50 to cost £100k

It really does undermine the credibility of Autocar to write things like this 414bhp/186mph top speed nonsense.

I have said this before, but I think the judgment of the writer is permenantly questionable if they write what they are told, without question, and as fact.

By implication, Mark Tisshaw feels he has reason to believe this claim is highly probable.

But like everyone else, who cares!