Infiniti has Recruited a New Director of Performance From Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel has taken up the title.
By: Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington
BARRINGTON, Ill. - April 19, 2013 - PRLog -- Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington (, which has long been one of Chicagoland’s premier auto dealers, is pleased to announce that Infiniti has named a new Director of Performance. Sebastian Vettel, a three-time Formula One World Champion and a member of Infiniti Red Bull Racing will occupy the post.

Vettel is the youngest Formula One World Champion ever, and his influence is already being felt in Infiniti’s vehicles. He was involved in developing the Q50, which he tested at both Nurburgring and the Circuit de Catalunya. His impressive driving resume made him a natural fit for the position, and Infiniti’s engineers sought him out specifically for his “world-class chassis dynamics, performance and handling feedback.” With his knowledge, he’s a natural fit for the position.

While it’s likely that, for now, Vettel’s input will be restricted to the Chassis tuning of Infiniti vehicles, it’s possible that he could have some input about the vehicles’ hardware at some point in the future. He did, after all, previously collaborate with Infiniti on a special edition of the FX50, which featured a 414-hp 5.0L V8 engine and a new intake and exhaust system to differentiate it from the standard model, and helping it achieve a top speed of 186 mph.

While it’s unlikely that there will be performance-tuned editions of all the vehicles in Infiniti’s lineup (, it’s possible that a few special editions could be released in the coming years. There could also be more attention paid to making Infiniti models more aerodynamic. At the very least, Vettel’s appointment as Director of Performance should lead to changes that benefit the driving dynamics of Infiniti vehicles, and drivers certainly stand to benefit.

The team at Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington is thrilled to see what comes of Sebastian Vettel’s appointment as Director of Performance, and drivers who wish to learn more about this and other developments can visit their dealership at 1475 S Barrington Rd ( in Barrington, IL. Additionally, they’re proud to serve drivers throughout the Chicago area with the full lineup of Infiniti models, pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers, and auto service.
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