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Infiniti Project Black S is the achievement of Engineering

Based on the Infiniti Q60 sports coupon, Project Black S is an engineering achievement that explores how Formula 1 diesel engine technology could be developed on a road car. The world’s first dual hybrid technology, derived from Formula 1, is designed specifically for the road, with the potential for a new flagship performance.

Based on the Infiniti Q60 sports coupon, Project Black S is an engineering achievement that explores how Formula 1 diesel engine technology could be developed on a road car. The world’s first dual hybrid technology, derived from Formula 1, is designed specifically for the road, with the potential for a new flagship performance.

Project Black S combines dual hybrid technology with Infiniti’s award-winning V6, twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine. The “Energy Recovery System” (ERS) helps increase power and torque. The prototype of the double hybrid engine produces 420 kW equivalent to 563 horsepower while the conventional VR30 engine produces 400 horsepower. The power / weight ratio is estimated at 235 W / kg, achieving an acceleration of 0-100 km in less than 4 seconds.

The drive set of the prototype incorporates three engine units (MGUs). Each MGU-K (K means kinetic) collects kinetic energy from braking. At the same time, the double electric turbochargers of the engine are equipped with two MGU-H units (where ‘H’ for ‘heat’), for the treatment of thermal energy from the exhaust gases. This allows the engine to produce electric power both during braking and acceleration.

The prototype is also the first Infiniti with electromechanical ‘by-wire’ controls. Along with ‘by-wire’ acceleration and gear shifts, as well as the Direct Adaptive Steering Driving System ‘by-wire’, the Q60 Project Black S features a new Brake Energy Recovery System (BBW).

Optimized for road and track use, the new braking system replaces the standard Q60 Red Sport 400 standard discs (355 mm rear and 350 mm front) with new 380 mm and 360 mm front and rear 360 mm disc brakes respectively .

The Q60 Project Black S has been developed at this stage much faster (within 18 months) than any other vehicle that has been built since the founding of the Japanese brand.

In the next stages of the development of the model and by 2019, the evolution of the prototype from the digital environment and the dynamometer, in a racetrack environment for performance testing and validation, will continue in a number of real driving conditions.