Johan de Nysschen calls the Infiniti VP as the “bottleneck” in the Q50 Eau Rouge project
Johan de Nysschen left a completely disarrayed Infiniti only to join the disorderly Cadillac. Now Nysschen is back on the Facebook talking smack and this time he is targeting his old friends Infiniti and with the intention of helping them.
The new Cadillac CEO was boasting that the 2016 CTS-V is eating German motors for breakfast and at the same time mocked Noboru Tateishi, Vice President of Infiniti for reportedly calling off the Q50 Eau Rouge project. According to Bertel Schmidt of Daily Kanban who was in Facebook track with Nysschen, the new Cadillac executive stated that in the approval of the GT-R powered four-door Tateishi proved to be the bottleneck which according to him might have competed with CTS-V offering 640 horsepower.
He wrote, “I’m trying to help my old team by provoking,” and “they really want that car but one guy is proving to be the bottleneck in clearing it and according to him trying to scratch the project as there was no Nysschen to put pressure on him.
He further quoted that the Noboru Tateishi is likely to shelve the project of the Q50 Eau Rouge as he is not there to pressurize him. According to him any engineer from Audi or Cadillac would be hard to restrain he has been asked to build a 560-hp sports car. But at the present Infiniti it is easy to pump water uphill, and more enthusiasm is generated for “driver aids” than “driver’s cars as it looks. Earlier we have driven the prototype of Eau Rouge and have prodded Infiniti the same way but in a more refined way, to build the model. So far no words on the cancelation of the project have been received.
The Nysschen posts on Facebook was for just a few followers he clearly is aware that the media would forward his message to concerned quarters which may not seem appropriate to GM.