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Old 01-23-2018, 10:10 PM   #26
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:41 AM   #28
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Watched the video at 1.5 speed.
Car seemed more fun watching it accelerate at that speed
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:39 AM   #29
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Even dodge can make a quick shifting when in manual mode auto (granted thanks to ZF). This does not bode well for Infiniti. Stuff that engine in a Nissan with a manual and a whole lot less BS, call it the next Z car; oh wait, they are making that a crossover... What is Nissan/Infiniti going for these days anyways?
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:00 PM   #30
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when will this ever increasing size trend end
Can we blame the herrafrush crowd? But yeah 20"+ wheels on something not a truck?
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:52 PM   #31
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It's all relative though.

With the higher belt lines on modern cars, smaller wheels would look off. 20in wheels on that car look like they actually belong there. 17's or 18's would look strange.

Keep in mind, this is also the top trim level shown.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:01 AM   #32
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Jeff Pope, Infiniti’s group vice president of the Americas, has told Motor Trend that he sees a place for the potent Q60 Project Black S in the U.S. market.
First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2017, the Q60 Project S combined Renault Formula One technology with the car manufacturer’s know-how. It turned a lot of heads, but Infiniti remained non-committal on whether it would see the light of day. At last year’s Paris Auto Show, an updated variant was shown to the world.

Asked about the potential of putting the car into production, Pope seemed quite open to the idea of selling it in the U.S.

Will It Become A Reality? Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Production Decision Coming Later This Year

“I think there’s absolutely space, as a specialty vehicle in a small volume, that’s more of a brand recognition type of model,” he said. “It’d be great to have a nameplate, being one of 400, 500 or however much volume that would be. That’s where I would see the execution of that car. It would be a statement vehicle for us.”

However, even if the Project Black S does become a production reality, it won’t happen anytime soon, with Motor Trend reporting it is not one of the five new models the car manufacturer is readying to launch in the next three years.

Based on the Q60 Red Sport 400, the Infiniti Project Black S features two energy harvesting systems that store energy in a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which then supplements the electric turbochargers and an electric motor integrated into the rear axle. All up, the concept pumps out 563 HP, allowing it to accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than four seconds.



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Old 12-05-2019, 10:25 AM   #33
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That car will never look good. It looks tired and deflated in stock form. Adding body kits just emphasis an already bad design
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That car will never look good. It looks tired and deflated in stock form. Adding body kits just emphasis an already bad design
I think it looks fairly decent. Not great but not bad in anyway. The problem is, the car will be priced so damn high that the value won’t be there. Nissan / Infiniti needs to bring on a bunch of low paid interns for design and engineering, let them come up with ideas, and keep a handful that move the company forward.

To be honest, damn near every Japanese company needs to do this.

Toyota: Tacoma is basically unchanged in the engine, brakes and suspension department for the last however god long years. The Supra is a dismal car not worthy of the Supra Halo badge. The 86 gets sub par upgrades which disappoint. The only cars they have recently made that impress are the Corolla, Camry, RAV4. The 4 runner looks cool but it’s just as pitiful as the Tacoma and godly overpriced

Honda / Acura: Civic Type R is the only car that is impressive. The rest of Honda sucks, Acura has **** vehicles that are somehow worse with MPG when compared to equivalent vehicles and now less reliable (RDX comes to mind first). The NSX was at least a solid attempt at something great, just fell really short.

Nissan / Infiniti: CVT all things! Their trucks are complete garbage, the GTR is Aston Martin Vantage money while getting its ass kicked by C7 corvettes. The infinit line up is pretty weak.

Mazda: They make a nice CX5....

Things go in waves and I’m sure, eventually the Japanese autos will realize it takes money to make money instead of pinching pennies for Saki Bombs.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:58 AM   #35
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Design wise I think Mazda is fantastic. Toyota/Honda/Subaru/Nissan are pretty meh all around. I do see some improvements with Honda though.
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Design wise I think Mazda is fantastic. Toyota/Honda/Subaru/Nissan are pretty meh all around. I do see some improvements with Honda though.
I think their cx5 and up are great vehicles. Everything else just seems meh. The Mazda 3 looks like an egg just going down the highway. I really want the girlfriend to get a CX5 turbo when she dumps her vehicles. Agreed that Subaru is very meh. The STI is rocking more or less, 15 year old engine. The interior across all Subaru’s are complete crap. I was a Subaru fanboi for a really long time, now there’s just nothing that inspires me about their vehicles. If I had money to piss away, I would find a clean 99 RS Coupe and swap over a 2005 engine / trans / dash from an STI and have a complete 22B body done professionally. Throw mass amount of suspension work on it, swap a vf23 turbo on it and set it up for meth injection and have insta spool with stupid fast torque delivery in a light weight car.

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Old 12-05-2019, 02:19 PM   #37
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Mazda are the best clean designs. At least they have the Miata which is pretty impressive in that it didn't away much from its original formula and the ND Miata went on a massive diet which is unheard of. It's probably a car that shouldn't exist in today's car market. The CX-5 turbo and 6 turbo are great options but pricey.

I can't get excited about the Corolla. Maybe the Corolla hatch. The Camry is still over styled but at least has a traditional V6 available. The TRD Camry (and Avalon) are a mix of parts creating cars that I don't think anyone asked for. The Prius turned into a design mess. Actually, the RAV4 is good and the soon to be available RAV4 Prime has excitement potential. The Taco and 4Runner are relics that sell but Toyota refuses to upgrade. Plus the 4Runner is just big for a 5 seater (or bad 7 seater). The Supra is still great once you get past that its not a Supra. Still would like a MT available. Lexus has a couple standouts if price is not an issue, the RC F, GS F and LC with their N/A V8's.

Nissan's 370Z is still the most exciting car they have given its price, which is pretty sad. The GTR was exciting when it first came out at $70k. But the $120k+ versions now are not. And any Nismo models are just overpriced. Infiniti has the Red Sport but something about it does not make it exciting. Black S is going to be overpriced.

Honda has a bit more going on but not perfect. The Accord Sport 2.0T MT at its price point is excellent. The Type R is indeed exciting while its looks are.... well.... The Si has some nice sportiness and handling but lacks power and a hatchback version. Acura is just not exciting, except for the NSX is but its pricing just kills it.

Subaru's most exciting model, IMHO, is the WRX. It has a modern engine and continues to get some nice options (half Recaros, Brembos) while keeping its price relatively in check. Next would be the Outback XT Onyx. The STI needs an engine upgrade, period.
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As far as styling, I think the Q60 coupe has grown on me. It looks overstyled and frumpy in stock form, by itself. But I've seen more of them on the road, and they actually look pretty good to me. For example, on a stretch of highway at night, I'll see something cool way up ahead. It looks wide, low, and sleek, but I can't make it out based on the tail light design. 9 times out of 10 when I come up to it, it's a Q60. And they look really good lowered with wider wheels/tires that fill out the wheelwells. With them lowered a little, and on wider wheels/tires, it bulks up in the way an M2/3/4 looks stock. And next to them, you can see more of what Infiniti looks like it was going for.

I'd also say that the current design language of Honda is excellent. They don't all look good to me, but they all do exactly what they are supposed to do. All their designs have to cover a FWD chassis, and in my opinion they hide that better than any other company. Subaru does the worst job at hiding their front overhang, followed closely by Mazda. Just my design two cents.
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