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Infiniti Reveals Crazy-Powerful F1-Inspired Q60 Project Black S Details

Published October 2nd, 2018 by Unknown

Infiniti has now given us the full technical specs of the Formula One-inspired Q60 Project Black S.

We last reported on the Project Black S, Infiniti’s hybrid sports car, last week when the Japanese luxury carmaker released some initial teaser images and info. The most impressive takeaway was the new dual-hybrid technology that had never before been seen on a road-going car.

On a normal hybrid car, energy is only recouped from the use of braking, but on the Project Black S, Infiniti has found a way to recoup energy from both brakes and exhaust using technology pioneered in Formula One Racing.

Electrical generators are placed on both of the Q60’s twin-turbos that turn heat from the exhaust into electricity. That energy then feeds into a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which replaces the rear seats and then can be used on the car’s various functions. One of those functions is to feed power back into the turbochargers at low revs, spooling up the turbines and eliminating turbo lag.


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