23 September 2012 (Dubai, UAE)
Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive dealer of Infiniti in Dubai and the Northern Emirates has announced that it has started taking bookings for the world’s most exclusive crossover, the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition. Just 50 units of the world’s most exclusive crossover, designed by Infiniti’s brand ambassador and reigning Formula One Drivers’ World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, will be made available across the region.
Featuring a 420bhp V8-engine, dry carbon-fibre aerodynamic package, unique 21” BBS alloy wheels and a bespoke interior to Vettel’s own specification, competition to be one of the select few owners of the one-of-a-kind FX Vettel Edition is going to be tough. In a unique offering which is the first of its kind for the brand, the dealer has hand-picked Infiniti sales executive Musaab Ibrahim Al Jailani as the Arabian Automobiles Infiniti FX Vettel Edition Sales Ambassador. His role would involve taking potential customers through an exclusive purchase experience which classifies the car as Infiniti’s most elite model.
Michel Ayat, CEO of Arabian Automobiles said: “The FX Vettel Edition’s appeal extends beyond its direct connection with reigning Formula One champion and Infiniti brand ambassador Sebastian Vettel. Its use of the finest materials available to the automotive industry, stunning looks, performance and exclusivity makes it a highly desirable model. We are excited to be a retailer of this exclusive model and are honoured to play our part in the presence of this special edition in the region.”
Musaab Ibrahim Al Jailani, the Arabian Automobiles Infiniti FX Vettel Edition Sales Ambassador added: “The specialist role that I have been assigned by Arabian Automobiles for this exclusive project is a huge privilege. The Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is a unique model with limited units on sale, and we have started receiving enquiries from many interested customers who would like to own one of the 50 units in the GCC. I look forward to extending our welcome to the FX Vettel Edition customers.”
The FX Vettel Edition will not only be one of 2013’s most exclusive new performance cars but also one of the most focused, with the production cars being virtually identical to the concept version. Featuring an aerodynamics package developed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing, the FX Vettel Edition can claim both sleeker aerodynamics (drag is reduced by 5%) and, thanks to the rear spoiler, an additional 30% downforce. Other numbers confirmed by Infiniti include an upgrade of the 5.0-litre V8 to 420HP with torque of 53 kg-m (520 Nm), making it the most powerful Infiniti ever sold in the Middle East. It will sound as good as it goes thanks to a special exhaust system.
Carbon-fibre parts enhance the package further, while the increased downforce and lowered, stiffer suspension ensure handling and stability are exactly what the World Champion ordered.
FX VE specifications
420hp, 53kg-m torque (520Nm)
Performance enhanced and lowered suspension (-20mm)
Moonlight White metallic only
Front lower bumper in dry carbon
Front grille in dry carbon
LED daytime running lamps and front foglamps
Exclusive 21” BBS alloy wheels
Door mirrors in dry carbon
Body-coloured door mouldings
Body-coloured wheel arch moulding
Side sill in dry carbon
Rear Formula One-inspired central, lower foglamp
Rear lower bumper in dry carbon
Rear spoiler in carbon
Roof rails deleted
Vettel Edition emblems
Unique leather/Alcantara upholstery with purple stitching including steering wheel, gear shift, sun visors, A & B pillars, centre armrest and door pulls
Grey roof liner with purple stitching
Carbon fibre inserts to: centre console, door cards, dashboard