The Infiniti Essence is a concept vehicle, the Infiniti produced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Infiniti. With the Essence Infiniti wanted to demonstrate its technological expertise. The public was presented with a hybrid drive for the first time in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, the sports car. The design developed Infiniti design director Takashi Nakajima. Series production was not planned, but elements of the car are to be incorporated in future Infiniti models.
The hybrid drive consists of a 3.7 liter 24 valve DOHC twin turbo V6 petrol engine with 320 kW ( 440 hp ) and an electric motor called 3D with 120 kW, making a total output of 440 kW ( 600 hp ) is reached. The electric motor is powered by a lithium ion secondary battery with electricity.
A three-piece luggage set Louis Vuitton fits in the trunk, which automatically extends the ground when the trunk is opened to stow the set and be able to remove.
The Infiniti Essence also contains security features to side and rear-end collision avoid - called Side Collision Prevention (SCP ) and Back- up Collision Prevention ( BCP). Here, sensors on the sides and rear on the driver of a possible collision and triggers an emergency braking if it is unresponsive.