Project Black S is a collaborative venture between INFINITI and its Renault-Nissan Alliance partner, the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. This ground-breaking project celebrates the relationship between the two companies and explores the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring unique-for-the-road technology inspired by Formula One.
Suggesting a radical reinterpretation of the INFINITI Q60 coupé, Project Black S features a stand-out, aerodynamically-optimized new design. It also hints at how a performance hybrid powertrain – developed in close collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team – could significantly enhance the performance and dynamics of an INFINITI production car.
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.
A new ‘Black S’ grade, showcased by the new concept, could represent the maximum level of performance and dynamic capability offered by INFINITI. The company believes there is potential for a ‘Black S’ grade that offers progressive levels of product enhancement – including higher power and torque from innovative powertrains, new or uprated suspension systems, and unique design elements.
For more information, please visit the dedicated INFINITI Project Black S microsite.