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Inifiniti teases ‘radical reinterpretation of the Q60 Coupe’

Infiniti has teased its ‘radical reinterpretation of the Q60 coupe’ which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

INFINITI HAS teased its “radical reinterpretation of the Q60 Coupe” which it’s calling Project Black S and sees the brand “explore a new Infiniti high-performance model line”. Infiniti hasn’t said much about the new car, but did reveal it had been co-developed with the help of the RenaultSport Formula One team. A fishing expedition, Infiniti said it would use the response to the concept at the Geneva Motor Show to determine whether it will give the project the green light.

Project Black S will get a ‘performance hybrid powertrain’ “with 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,” Infiniti said.

“A radical reinterpretation of the Q60 coupe, Project Black S features a stand-out, aerodynamic design, and hints at how a unique-for-the-road performance hybrid powertrain could significantly enhance the dynamics of an INFINITI production car,” Infiniti said in a statement.

Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI, said: “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 has constantly led the way in making innovative new powertrain technology available, and we’re extremely excited by the potential of Project Black S.”

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Isaac Bober

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