Nissan's American luxury brand, Infiniti, has opted for a unique way of unveiling their latest M luxury sedan, by using a bespoke "video mapping" process in which a "virtual M" was created on a 3D form.
The unique method was the world's first "virtual only "automotive application of this cutting-edge technology, where there was no physical vehicle shown.
The new M, which will be officially revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, has styling cues from the Essence concept, with a front fascia featuring aggressive headlamps and curvaceous lower valence, while a swage line beginning in the middle of the rear door and sweeping back into the Jaguar-esque tail lamps leads into a kicked-up rear end with a pseudo spoiler look.
Inside, the theme continues with a duo of convex interior compartments accentuated by a smattering of wood and aluminium. There's also some new technology, including a unique take on the blind spot intervention system that actually helps the driver back into his original lane if another car is detected alongside.
There will be several engines available for the M, with the base M37 having a V6 powerplant, while the flagship M56 V8 will boast 400bhp. For the Western European market, the M56 will be replaced with a V6 diesel variant.
Infiniti is expecting to sell the new car in up to 32 markets around the world, with the M to go on sale by early 2010.