SEBASTIAN VETTEL TAKES DELIVERY OF HIS OWN INFINITI FX VETTEL EDITION

ROLLE, Switzerland – July 2, 2013: On the eve of his 26th birthday, Infiniti’s Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel took delivery of his new company car: an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition.

 

The limited edition performance SUV, developed with direct input from the triple Formula One World Champion and number 001 of just 150 made, was delivered to his home in Switzerland.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“I’m proud to now own the Infiniti that I helped design. It has great performance, responsive handling and fits my daily life perfectly. The FX Vettel Edition is great fun to drive and I like that it is totally unique, I am sure many other Infiniti owners will feel the same way,” said Vettel.

 

Images of Sebastian Vettel and the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition are now available to download from www.infiniti-gp.com.

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Contacts:
 
For information on Infiniti in Formula One, contact:

 

Tom Foy
Infiniti F1 Media Manager
Mobile: +44 7557 203 651
Email: tfoy@infiniti-performanceteam.com
 
For Infiniti Global Communications, contact:
 
Stefan Weinmann
General Manager, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 9447 9973
Email: stefan.weinmann@infiniti.com

 

Nathalie Greve
Senior Manager, Infiniti Global Communications
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 9447 9711
Email: nathalie.greve@infiniti.com

 

About Infiniti:

 

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand’s portfolio.

 

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its triple World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti’s Director of Performance.

 

More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience® and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com. For the latest news on Infiniti in Formula One, visit www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.

 

About Infiniti in Formula One:

 

Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, starts the 2013 season as Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing. With a deepened technical collaboration across people, process and technologies, an ‘open door’ approach is enabling both sides to access a pool of innovation, new technologies and R&D resources in the shared pursuit of precision and performance.

 

Since the partnership’s inception in 2011 it has already seen the launch of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and product development input from Sebastian Vettel and test driver Sebastien Buemi for the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon. Infiniti continues to be the most visible automotive brand in Formula One, and the deepened partnership will ensure closer alignment on an increasing number of future team collaborations.

 

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