Buckle up, bros!
THe hottest-ever Infiniti just debuted with the Black S badge. This race-ready M4 GTS rival is packing ERS hybrid tech to rocket the machine out of corners — even faster than stock!
The Red Sport 400 — aka the red S in the Q60S badge — is already a hero over here. Adore. SuperCoupe of the Year.
SO this variant with its extreme aero, grip and powertrain upgrades?
Nothing short of elation.
More details to follow.
2017 INFINITI Q60 Project Black S Concept
Introducing Project Black S – an exploration of a new INFINITI high-performance model line
- Collaborative venture between INFINITI and the RenaultSport Formula One Team
- INFINITI investigating Formula One-inspired performance hybrid technology
- Project Black S explores the potential for an innovative new performance model line
HONG KONG – Featuring Formula One-inspired technology, Project Black S is an exploration of a new INFINITI high-performance model line. Developed in collaboration with the RenaultSport Formula One Team, Project Black S will be revealed for the first time globally at a special media event on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show.
A radical reinterpretation of the Q60 coupe, Project Black S features a stand-out, aerodynamic design, and hints at how a unique-for-the-road performance hybrid powertrain could significantly enhance the dynamics of an INFINITI production car.
“INFINITI is the premium car manufacturer within the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and a technical partner to the Renault Sport Formula One Team, so it is natural that we come together to explore the possibility of bringing innovative high-performance hybrid technology to our customers. INFINITI has constantly led the way in making innovative new powertrain technology available, and we’re extremely excited by the potential of Project Black S.”
Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI
The performance hybrid powertrain being explored through Project Black S features an ‘energy recovery system’ (ERS) to harvest energy, deploying recovered electric power to boost power and torque. The result is instant, significant, lag-free acceleration. Inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One, the technology does not yet exist in a current road car.
The reveal of Project Black S in Geneva will help to gauge potential public interest in high-performance derivatives of INFINITI cars.
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