On the eve of his 26th birthday (which was the 3rd of July), 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.