You know how automakers often say their involvement in motorsports like Formula 1 helps in advancing the tech on road-going cars? Well, the 2018 Infiniti Project Black S Prototype you see here is one example of that. The Infiniti Project Black S Prototype is a follow up to Nissan luxury marque’s 2017 Infiniti Project Black S design study and it is a platform that showcases how the dual-hybrid electric powertrain technology found on Formula 1 race car can be applied to a road car – drawing on the expertise from across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Continue reading 2018 Infiniti Project Black S Is A Hybrid, Has 560 HP And 4-Second Car
No. Nissan’s luxury marque Infiniti did not exists 70 plus years ago. What you are looking here is Prototype 9, the marque’s tribute to the race cars of the olden days. Inspired by 1940s race car, the Prototype 9 was revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is not a representation of the future Infiniti, obviously, and so don’t keep up the hope of driving one in the future. As you can see, Prototype 9 is fabulous looking because it has the design hallmark that accurately reflect the race cars typical of the era. You know, things like an open-wheeled design, outstretched hood, wire spoke wheels with narrow tires, and a single-seater setup positioned way behind, above the rear axle. But why the Prototype 9? Well, here’s why straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.
after teasing the world with an image or two, Nissan’s luxury arm Infiniti has finally put out more images and details on the Q80 luxury sedan which marks Infiniti’s first foray into the premium sedan category. aesthetically, the Q80 looks like something you would see in sci-fi flicks, thanks in part to the shimmering silver paintwork, but yet so ‘doable’ in today’s context. in fact, Q80’s bold design is also a hint of the future design language for the luxury marque. it comes in a four-door fastback form and stretches 5,060mm or 199.2 inches long and 2,010mm or 79.1 inches wide. under the hood, it boast a 550 horsepower “downsized” twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and hybrid electric powertrain with an undisclosed output – a combination that Infiniti claims a fuel efficiency in the region of 42.8 mpg (5.5L per 100km) and with CO2 emissions of around 129g/km. Continue reading 550HP+ Infiniti Q80 Premium Fastback Sedan Looks Like a Car of From the Future with the Tech to Match
Infiniti is a brand that’s closely associated with luxury than performance. unlike other luxury marques, it practically has nothing to boast about when it comes serious performance like what the M rides and AMG has been doing for BMW and Mercedes-Benz, respectively. the Nissan’s luxe brand do have the IPL aka the Infiniti Performance Line, but that hasn’t quite caught on with the market. however, the brand is about to change that and as a demonstration that it can actually marries grunt power and opulence, they have the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Luxury Sedan, albeit being a concept, to show at the Detroit Auto Show this week. Continue reading Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Luxury Sedan
(photos: Infiniti) Infiniti LE Concept Zero Emission Luxury Sedan | US$tba | www.infiniti.com
don’t you just hate it when we feature concepts that have price tags listed as ‘tba’? not a good sign cos’ it usually means it won’t happen, especially automobiles or even if they turned out to be a reality, they will not bear similar specifications as the concept had introduced. however, that will likely not be the case for the Infiniti LE Concept Zero Emission Luxury Sedan that broke cover at the New York International Auto Show (April 6-15 at Jacob Javits Center, NYC). according to Infinity, its first ever full electric vehicle is ‘a near-production version’ and apart from its alluring flowing lines, it will sport an advanced electric vehicle drivetrain and wireless charging system built-in. Continue reading Infiniti LE Concept Zero Emission Luxury Sedan
(photos: Infiniti) Infiniti EMERG-E Concept | US$tba | www.infiniti.com
we will be honest with you: we are skeptics when it comes to electric rides. however, with renowned auto makers keep turning out electric examples that are not only exceedingly gorgeous but also promised the power to match, even fervent believers of gasoline engine like us starts to waver. one such electric concept is the Infiniti EMERG-E Concept, set to be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week. it is not just an electric car, it is an extended range EV. fitted with twin electric motor in a mid-engine configuration that offers 402 horsepower (300 kW) on the tap, the EMERG-E Concept is capable of rocketing from standstill to 60 mph in just four seconds. Continue reading Infiniti EMERG-E Concept Sports Car
(image: Infiniti) Infiniti concept range extending electric sports car | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com
March 2012 is still quite a while away but Infiniti can’t wait to tease us with their “highly advanced, range-extending electric sports car concept” that is said to be under development and set to make its debut in next year’s Geneva Motor Show. though, details remain scant at this point in time but they do have a couple of teaser photos to show off. the goal of this upcoming concept is to create a high performance car with low emission with the help of electric motor. so motoring enthusiasts can enjoy high performance motoring without stricken by the guilt polluting the environment. i guess range extender is the way to go for now, until lithium batteries or any form of batteries can get a boost in storage capacities. anyway, hit past the jump for a couple of teaser photos. Continue reading Infiniti range extending electric sports car concept
for those who are still skeptical about hybrids, the Infiniti M Hybrid latest feat should lay that skepticism to rest. the 360-horsepower (268-kW) petrol/electric luxury sedan sped into the Guinness World Records with a quarter mile sprint in 13.9031seconds which put it on par with the 1982 Lamborghini Countach S (13.9 seconds), and within a few tenths of 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante and 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera (both 13.6 seconds). the vehicle, a standard production model, made history on the August 23, 2011 at the UK’s Santa Pod Raceway. Continue reading Infiniti M Hybrid is the world’s fastest full hybrid car
(credit: Infiniti) Bell & Ross BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial | €3,500.00 | www.InfinitiUSA.com
Japanese performance luxury car marque has come together with luxury watch maker Bell & Ross once again to release a limited edition BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch. only 200 pieces of these fine examples are available for purchase via Infiniti Center worldwide. the watch features Bell & Ross automatic mechanical ETA 2982 movement within a 44-mm steel case in matte black PVD finish with unidirectional internal bezel. other features include an astounding 1,000-meters (3,280-feet) water resistance, screw-in winding crowns with etched Infiniti signature and Bell & Ross branding, decompression valve, black dial face with Infiniti purple-colored seconds pointer, and index and hands in photo-luminescent coating. Continue reading Bell & Ross BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial