Infiniti Teases F1-Inspired Q60 Project Black S Concept Ahead Of Geneva

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Infiniti has announced it will debut a special high-performance Q60 Project Black S concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The new two-door, which was developed in part with the Renault Sport Formula 1 team, will feature a special dual-hybrid system that utilizes an energy recovery system (ERS) to route extra juice to a lithium-ion battery pack. The system is apparently similar to that used in today’s F1 cars, which harvest electric energy while the car is under braking and from exhaust gas heat.

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The Japanese automaker released a teaser image of the new concept car that gives us a glimpse at the vehicle’s front end. The image isn’t very telling, but does show a lower front bumper with additional air intakes and a new dual vented hood. Infiniti says the car, which is expected to debut in full tomorrow, is a “radical reinterpretation” of the Q60’s design with “stand-out” aerodynamic elements.

The Q60 Project Black S concept will be used to “help to gauge potential public interest in high-performance derivatives,” of future Infiniti models, the automaker says. Its high performance models are currently marked by the presence of a red ‘S’ badge, however this concept may preview the arrival of even faster versions that will be marked with a black ‘S’.

The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept will make its international debut in Geneva next week.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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