By Nat Shirley
Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
 
Infiniti has released another image of its Geneva-bound plug-in hybrid sports car concept along with a tasty morsel of new information - the vehicle will be mid-engined.

Infiniti says that the (currently unnamed) car will "minimize the traditional compromise between thrilling performance and sustainable mobility." The amidships motor placement will allow for "optimal weight distribution and therefore handling," while the company claims that the powertrain will be a super-low emissions setup.

Little else is known about the future sports car. The powertrain will likely be similar in concept to that of the Chevrolet Volt or Fisker Karma, combining electric propulsion with a gasoline generator engine. Infiniti has promised zero emission operation in urban situations, so the car could have an extended electric-only range.

Infiniti has promised to tell "more of the story" of the car between now and Geneva - in other words, the company will seek maximum media exposure by releasing a few new details and a teaser image every few weeks - so stay tuned for more info here at Leftlane.