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R1.5m for Seb's special Infiniti

2013-07-11 09:43

KEY TO THE FUTURE: ...and the future appears to be infinite as Sebastian Vettel (left) gets his Infiniti 'Vettel' special company car from Andreas Sigl, global director of Infiniti F1. Image: Quickpic

ROLLE, Switzerland – Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s performance director, took delivery of his new company car, an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition, for his 26th birthday.

Four units will be available to South African buyers. Two orders have been received, Wheels24 has been told. Price: About R1.5-million.

The limited edition performance SUV, developed with direct input from the triple Red Bull Formula 1 World champion and No.001 of 150 to be made.

The FX Vettel Edition is the most powerful in the 2013 Infiniti line-up and made its debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, driven up the venue’s famous Hill by Vettel himself.

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The project marked the start of Sebastian Vettel’s increasing involvement in the development of Infiniti road cars which led to the appointment of him as the premium brand’s director of performance in April 2013. The Infiniti brand is also a major sponsor of the Red Bull F1 team - look out for the name on the rear aerofoil of its cars.

His role has since included multiple development and comparative test drives as well as participation in engineering briefings with Infiniti teams around the world, which included direct driving input into the steering and braking performance of the all-new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan.

The Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is on sale across Western Europe, the Middle East and Russia.
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