Infiniti announced that they will reveal a new Project Black S Prototype in the upcoming Paris Auto Show, featuring F1 Hybrid technology.
The new prototype will follow the footsteps of the 2017 Project Black S design study, meaning that this time it will be a fully-functioning car, as we reported back in March.
Based on the Q60 Red Sport 400, the Project Black S places the twin-turbo VR30 3.0-liter V6 engine in the heart of a dual-hybrid powertrain that features a unique energy recovery system. The combined output of the innovative powertrain is set at 563hp (571PS), giving the Project Black S a 0-62mph time of under four seconds.
The new hybrid powertrain is engineered in collaboration between Infiniti and the Renault Sport F1 Team specifically for road use. There are three motor generators in the system, including a single unit that harvests kinetic energy from the brakes and the remaining two are mounted on the twin turbos in order to harvest heat energy from the exhaust gases.
In addition, the bodywork features an optimized aero agenda, which has also been validated by the Renault Sport F1 Team, including a rear wing with a similar aerodynamic profile to the team’s F1 car when it raced in Monza.
“Project Black S utilizes high power and smart energy management from advanced powertrains, a thrilling dynamic capability on road and track, and a performance-oriented aesthetic,” said Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President at Infiniti. “A collaborative venture between Infiniti and the Renault Sport Formula One Team, the Project Black S prototype is a testbed for new ideas and technologies, demonstrating how our Alliance partnerships could make our ambitious visions a reality.”
The latest iteration of the Infiniti Project Black S will debut on October 4 at the Paris Auto Show.