INFINITI Provides Q60S Coupe to Renault Sport Formula One Team Managing Director

  • Fastest and most powerful model of the INFINITI range delivered to Renault Sport Formula One TeamTM Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul
  • Delivery is part of the technical partnership between INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One Team that keeps growing in 2017 

Enstone – INFINITI provided a stunning Q60 premium sports coupe to Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul.  The vehicle features the most advanced V6 engine that INFINITI has ever offered. The all-new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is the lightest, most powerful, cleanest and most fuel-efficient V6 turbo engine within the INFINITI range, reaching 100 km/h in just 5 seconds and striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance. 

The keys to the sleek new coupe were delivered to Abiteboul at the team’s Whiteways Technical Center in Enstone, signifying the ever-growing collaboration between INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One Team within the Renault-Nissan Alliance. 

Established in 2016, the technical partnership between the two companies has gone from strength to strength and spans a variety of projects, including the co-development of the second generation of the Formula OneTM Power Unit’s Energy Recovery System (ERS), the highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy, and the recently announced Project Black S, which features unique-for-the-road technology inspired by Formula One. 

“Our technical collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula One Team progresses very fast”, said Tommaso Volpe, INFINITI Global Motorsport Director. “We have established two projects to transfer technology from road to track and vice versa, benefiting both, the INFINITI brand and the Renault Sport Formula One Team. In addition, the INFINITI Engineering Academy has been established in its 4th (please confirm) year as the only global recruitment program in Formula One” 

Abiteboul commented: “We are thrilled and delighted with the progress of our technical partnership with INFINITI. And today I am very excited to receive my INFINITI Q60S! I have already driven the car and I love the way it looks and drives. The performance of the car is extraordinary, and I really can’t wait to take it out more often” 

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About INFINITI:

INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China.  INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. 

INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. 

INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive.  The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. 

From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance. 

More information about INFINITI and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.INFINITI.com. You can also follow INFINITI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube

Contacts: 

For INFINITI Global Communications, contact: 

Jon Walsh
Senior Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0129
Mobile: +852 9447 9705
Email: jon.walsh@INFINITI.com

Chris Jordan
Manager, INFINITI Global Communications
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3948 0209
Mobile: +852 9447 9974
Email: chris.jordan@INFINITI.com

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