Infiniti and Renault F1 Released Stunning Q60 Project Black S Hybrid For Geneva
Infiniti knows how to design and produce a sexy car. Just look at its latest . Simply gorgeous. Now, however, prepared for the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese company brings quite a striking concept. Based on the Q60, the one to appear in Geneva comes garnished with sporty equipment. And an awesome F1 inspired tech.
Developed in conjunction with the Renault F1 team, the Q60 Concept utilizes a form of a hybrid system making it possible for the hybrid to have a 500hp engine. Obviously, the Infiniti shows to AMG and Motorsport that they can produce a top notch coupe to handle the track as well as car enthusiasts dreams. Obviously, based on top of the Q60 Red Sport 400, the car received a three-liter V6 with 400 hp. However, thanks to Renault F1 team expertise, it also utilizes an electric engine and a generator providing additional 100hp. This thing can actually store energy released when braking and decelerating. Is will store it in lithium-ion batteries for added efficiency and added power as well. The system is so advanced, in fact, that it can actually store power released by exhaust gas heat.
Project Black S is the latest Infiniti attempt to enter the highly competitive performance coupe segment. The Germans have been dominating the segment for generations. Of course, we all want to see this thing in production but the Project Black S actually senses the market feedback. So, guys, it up to you. If you feel its cool and are down for buying it, Infiniti will definitely make it.
The car, obviously, looks far more sophisticated and track ready than any 2017 Q60. The body kit includes the addition of carbon fiber wings, bumpers, and diffusers. And then, all garnished with cool 21-inch wheels, it simply feels right. Of course, the back with those enormous exhaust tips gives it the demeanor of a proper track-ready monster. In all fairness, it needs to be a bit less conspicuous in order to fight or . Yes, they are shouty but classy. This huge body kit on the Q60 looks more like a virtually enhanced car in some video game. And that is something people do not buy that much.
Despite marketing it as an Infiniti-Renault F1 effort, it seems that the alleged hybrid system isn’t actually in at this point in time. It’s still under development, but when it comes out we can safely assume, it will be something similar to what we can see on the 918 Spyder or the P1. See, the system actually acts like a KERS system found on F1 cars. In total fairness, it’s a hybrid system using added e-power for speed and not for low fuel efficiency. And that’s cool.
Considering failed to reach the market, the Q60 Project Black S could actually be the one to succeed. Infiniti definitely deserves a car like this. We do too. If it reaches the market with some sort of KERS system, it will be the first production car to use the tech.
“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 boss Roland Krueger said in a statement.
Can the F1 ties finally help Infiniti release a performance car to the market? Hopefully, they can.
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