Inspired by Formula One, Infiniti’s Project Black S unveiled at the Geneva International Auto Show a few weeks ago is designed to showcase the potential of a new high-performance vehicle lineup based on Infiniti’s partnership with Renault Sport.
Inspired by Formula One, Infiniti’s Project Black S unveiled at the Geneva International Auto Show a few weeks ago is designed to showcase the potential of a new high-performance vehicle lineup based on Infiniti’s partnership with Renault Sport. The model unveiled in Geneva is based on the already-sporty Q60 Coupe, the Project Black S takes it one step further.
An F1-inspired hybrid engine in the Infiniti Project Black S
The heart of the Infiniti Project Black S is its unique hybrid powertrain that features an ERS energy recovery system that can recuperate the energy generated by high-performance driving and send it back to the car by boosting horsepower and torque.
The system is very similar Formula One’s KERS system and translates into immediate and lag-free power delivery for improved accelerations and overall performance. This type of system is unique to the Project Black S and cannot be found on any other production vehicle.
The Project Black S’ hybrid engine uses the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine as its starting point and then adds all the extra technological goodies to develop the final, exclusive powertrain.
As for Black S itself, Infiniti says it could eventually represent the highest level of performance offered by the Japanese luxury automaker.
Infiniti hasn’t confirmed anything as of yet, but should Black S make its way to the market it would probably mean that some vehicles would receive either more aggressive cosmetic changes, more powerful engines, or both. Ultimately, Black S would be to Infiniti what M and AMG are to BMW and Mercedes-Benz. There are some real performance upgrades there, but there are also many improvements that are purely esthetic.
The Infiniti Project Black S Concept unveiled in Geneva featured lightweight 21-inch wheels, high-performance tires, a very aggressive bodykit, a bulging hood with two massive air intakes, twin center-mounted exhaust tips and a large wing. Although striking from a design point of view, the Infiniti Project Black S didn’t seem to be too extravagant to bring to market in its current form. That’s certainly something to get excited about.
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