The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S could be inching closer to production as the company announced the Renault F1 Team has completed its “track-focused development” of the model.
Infiniti on Thursday provided an update on the gestation of the Q60 Project Black S and said a number of milestones have been reached but a decision on production is still forthcoming. The automaker said the decision should be made by the end of 2019.
The setup is the same as in F1 though F1 cars only have a single turbocharger whereas the Q60 Project Black S has two. The powertrain pairs the 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 of the Q60 Red Sport 400 with three electric motor-generators for a combined output of 563 horses, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in under 4.0 seconds.
The electricity generated by them is stored in a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and it is then used by the e-turbos and an electric motor that is integrated into the rear axle. This setup enables the car to produce 563 hp (418 kW / 568 PS) which is 163 hp (121 kW / 165 PS) more than the standard model.
Additional F1 knowledge that’s gone into the Q60 Project Black S are in the areas of aerodynamics and by-wire controls for the steering, throttle, gear shifts and even braking.