On his 26th birthday, and instead of just a cake with his name written on it, Sebastian Vettel received a car… with his name written on it. It is the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition; a special version of the big crossover that Vettel helps selling by lending his name to Infiniti.
They say the man himself helped design and develop all the extras that are featured on this FX, but you know, it seems unlikely given the extremely busy schedule of F1 drivers. They may have asked for his inputs, but we don’t think Vettel actually sat down and worked on that front spoiler!
For the privilege of driving an FX Vettel Edition you have to give Infiniti £105,000, or €120,000 Euros, or $155,000, which to be honest sounds a bit steep for what is, at the end of the day, an Infiniti FX. You can buy a normal FX50 for $60K, and get all the extra stuff Infiniti puts on the Vettel Edition for like 10 grand from aftermarket suppliers and tuners. Guess Infiniti have to charge that much extra to make up for all the money they gave Vettel to use his name.
That said, the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is limited to 150 units, which makes it kind of special, and it is very powerful. The car has a tuned V8 engine that makes 420 horsepower, enough to take the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and onto a top speed of 300 km/h.