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Petrol-electric hybrid will be seen in motion for the first time

Infiniti will be entering its petrol-electric Essence hybrid in the hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

It will be the first time the Essence concept has been seen in motion in public. It was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Infiniti Essence was created to celebrate the Japanese luxury car manufacturer’s 20th birthday. It is powered by a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and a powerful electric motor to give a power output of around 600bhp.

It drives the rear wheels through Infiniti’s seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

When not taking part in the hillclimb, the Essence will be on display in the festival’s FoS-TECH pavilion.

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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