F1 champion takes delivery of self-developed Infiniti FX Vettel Edition
By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 12:18
TOP: F1 champ takes delivery of FX Vettel Edition
Formula One champion and Infiniti Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel has taken delivery of his new company car: an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition.
Developed with direct input from Vettel himself, the first of 150 cars to be built was delivered to his home in Switzerland.
On sale across Western Europe, the Middle East and Russia, the FX Vettel Edition is the most powerful model in the Infiniti line-up.
It made its debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, driven up the venue’s famous hill by Vettel himself.
Vettel, 26, said: “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.”
Vettel’s involvement in the development of Infiniti road cars led to his appointment as the brand’s Director of Performance in April.
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 includes direct driving input into the steering and braking performance of the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon.