The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S is a concept car based on the Q60 luxury sports car.
- Text originally from the Infiniti Q60's Wikipedia page.
Project Black S is a concept Q60 developed with the Renault Sport Formula One Team. It was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It features a Formula One inspired energy regeneration system with a dual motor/generator unit and battery pack. Engine power specifications were not disclosed, however, it is expected to come with the Red Sport 400 engine. The first motor traction motor/generator mounts is attached end of transmission, providing direct power to the rear wheels. The second motor/generator is attached to the turbocharger, to help spool it up instantly to eliminate turbo lag at lower engine speeds. Once at higher revs, when the exhaust is flowing through the turbine and no longer has lag, it acts as a generator by siphoning off a bit of electricity and sending it to the battery. It is estimated to have an output of 500hp with the V6 engine and two electric motors. It will also feature braking-by-wire, but will ditch the Red Sport’s controversial steering-by-wire system in favour of a motor-driven unit.
The vehicle also features a center-mounted titanium twin exhaust system and lightweight 21-inch forged wheels all mounted on 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero tires. It also features a new racing inspired vents up front framing the front bumper, and a rear diffuser and wing, aimed to significantly increase rear downforce of the car.
In an interview conducted by Car Advice, Infiniti’s director of product strategy and motorsport, Tommaso Volpe, revealed that the countdown to the prototype's unveiling was on. He mentioned that several key suppliers were just weeks away from delivering important components like electric motors, as well as other key parts for the twin turbo V6 engine. An updated version of Project Black S will be unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It features new yellow accents on the front bumper, tires and spoiler, new wheels and a revised hood. Infiniti is expected to release more details about the engine at the Paris Motor Show as well. However, Infiniti confirmed in March, 2021 that the project has been canceled.
The Infiniti Project Black S was added in the Fire and Lightning Update as a mid Class D car with the following rank statistics:
The Infiniti Project Black S has mediocre acceleration and handling, good nitro efficiency and decent top speed. It acts as a slightly buffed version of the Chevrolet Camaro LT.
The Infiniti Project Black S is quite easy to drive and is a decent car for beginners. It can compete with other mid Class D cars like the Porsche 718 Cayman S and BMW i8 Roadster, but will struggle against cars like the Mazda Furai and TVR Griffith. It does not perform well in events due to its mediocre top speed.
The Infiniti Project Black S was obtainable through its Car Hunt event available between February 12 - 19, 2021.
- Starting rank: 1010
- MAX rank: 1207 (+197)
- This was changed to 1178 (+?) in the ? Update
- This was changed to ? ('+?) in the Eighth Anniversary Update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1336 (+129)
- This was changed to 1337 (+159) in the ? Update
- This was changed to 1141 (+?) in the Eighth Anniversary Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +68
- This was changed to +40 in the ? Update
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/11/16
- This was changed to 6/9/11.5 in the Eighth Anniversary Update
At MAX PRO with a Tuning Kit, the Infiniti Project Black S has a total top speed of 371.5 kmh / 230.8 mph. It has well-rounded performance stats. It accelerates fairly quickly but cannot compete with the Donkervoort D8 GTO and Ariel Atom V8. It has decent handling, but only has average drifting (not as good as the aforementioned two cars).
At the rank required to complete its R&D, the Black S can compete with the DS Survolt and Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic (rank 1300-1400 bracket). However, it remains inferior to the Mazda RX-8 and Hyundai i30 N in Class D TLE's.
Research & Development
- Main article: Infiniti Project Black S (R&D)
The Infiniti Project Black S' Research & Development event was launched on August 23, 2019 after the BMW i8 Coupe's R&D revival. Players are given 4 days to start and 8 days to complete the event with 50 Tests spanning 4 Labs.
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