INFINITI Project Black S Prototype

A partnership in performance

The body of a coupe. The beating heart of a race car. Project Black S is an evolving collaboration between INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team to develop innovative technologies for an electrified future.

“A collaborative venture between INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, the Project Black S prototype is a test-bed for new ideas and technologies, demonstrating how our Alliance partnerships could make our ambitious visions a reality.”

Roland Krueger, former President, INFINITI

Renault Sport Formula One™ Team
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The power of electrification

Pinnacle technology

With more power comes even greater performance. Project Black S demonstrates INFINITI’s commitment to developing high-performance electrified powertrains.

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Performance

Increased power. Instant acceleration.

The dual hybrid Energy Recovery System helps deliver instant electric torque and lag-free acceleration alongside the turbo-charged V6 internal combustion engine by harvesting both kinetic and heat energy.

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | powertrain

Intelligent energy management

Project Black S generates more power and more acceleration than ever before — potentially revolutionizing the performance of our future road cars.

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Brake-by-wire

Instant stopping power

The brake-by-wire system combined with carbon ceramic discs give greater, more accurate control at high speeds for a confident and consistent braking sensation.

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“While still a prototype, this dual hybrid system is a world first, harvesting both heat and kinetic energy under braking and acceleration. By intelligently scavenging and recycling energy, the hybrid performance from the Project Black S powertrain would be smart, sustained and utterly satisfying to deploy.”

Francois Bancon, Vice President Motorsport and Connected Vehicle, INFINITI

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Aerodynamic design

Shaped by performance

Project Black S is the ultimate expression of INFINITI DNA, balancing Q60’s artistic curves with enhanced sports aerodynamics.

Small enhancements, greater power

Lightweight and streamlined, Project Black S harnesses sculpted carbon fiber bodywork and a two-seat, motorsport-focused interior to deliver an unparalleled driving experience.

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Motorsport Seating
INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | headlight

Keep cool

Keeping high-temperature components cool are vents, louvers, and precise aero styling that help guide airflow where it’s needed most.

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | rear wing

Hold the road

Carefully crafted to generate impressive downforce and improved aero efficiency, the rear wing of Project Black S is inspired by Renault Sport Formula One™ Team’s race car.

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The Project Black S journey

A project of passion

Advancing Project Black S from the Geneva 2017 design study, INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One Team continue the journey towards electrified performance.

Renault Sport Formula One™ Team and INFINITI

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Design details

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team | F1™ technologies

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | inspiration

“This partnership is as much about exploring efficient new production processes as it is about creating ground-breaking new powertrains.”

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Materials

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Aerodynamic design

INFINITI Project Black S Prototype | Experience INFINITI in F1

Shaping the future of electrified performance

See how we're collaborating with Renault Sport Formula One™ Team for the co-development of performance hybrid technology.

INFINITI Q60

The heart of our venture

Our most premium sports coupe on the road today. Daring proportions meet the uninhibited performance of a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine.

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