Infiniti continues to work on bringing Formula One hybrid technology to its road cars. The automaker will show off an updated Project Black S prototype at the Paris Motor Show next week.
We saw an earlier version of the vehicle last year at the Geneva Motor Show. Its claim to fame is its kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) inspired by race cars. The model, developed in collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, features three motor generator units, including one that harvests kinetic energy from braking. Two other units, fitted to the 3.0-liter engine’s twin electric turbochargers, gather heat energy from exhaust gases. With this system, the powertrain can create electric power while braking and accelerating.