Infiniti plans to start electrifying its lineup in 2021 and recently it’s released several concepts that preview the brand’s electric future. Next week at the Paris Motor Show Infiniti is giving us a preview of a future hybrid with the debut of the Infiniti Project Black S prototype.
The Infiniti Project Black S prototype is based on the Q60 Red Sport 400. It’s powered by a dual-hybrid powertrain with the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine. The hybrid powertrain generates 563 horsepower, 163 more horsepower than the V6 engine generates in the Q60 Red Sport 400. The hybrid powertrain also has a unique energy recovery system that helps improve the its power and torque specs. The Infiniti Project Black S prototype can reach 62 mph in under four seconds.
“Infiniti has reached another milestone on its road to electrification, stated Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President at Infiniti. “Building on the strength and success of the electric vehicle expertise of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Infiniti is showing the Project Black S, a high-performance prototype with F1 technology resulting from collaboration within the Alliance.”
“The Project Black S represents the very top end of electrification in the Alliance portfolio, and is another example of INFINITI’s entrepreneurial spirit on its journey to electrification from 2021 onward. 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.”
The Infiniti Project Black S prototype will debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 1.