Pirelli Building Bespoke Tires For The F1-Inspired Infiniti Project Black S

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We can't wait to see this thing in action.

Unveiled earlier this year, the Infiniti Project Black S is a collaborative venture between the Japanese carmaker and its Renault-Nissan Alliance partner, Renault Sport Formula One Team. The car is a celebration of this relationship and, all being well, will spawn a new Q60 Black S to take on the likes of the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. From its front spoiler and carbon-fiber side sills to the energy recovery system, the Project Black S has plenty of tech inspired by Formula One.

And now Pirelli, the official F1 tire supplier, has announced it will design and construct bespoke tires exclusively for the car. “We are very excited about our Project Black S and the work we are doing with Renault Sport Formula One Team on performance hybrid technology,” said Tommaso Volpe, Director, Infiniti Global Motorsport. “Having another key Formula One player involved is proof of the interest it generates and will add even more focus on performance delivery. As we explore the feasibility of Project Black S, Pirelli’s input and knowledge, both motorsport and automotive, will be invaluable. We couldn’t be happier to have them onboard.”

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“We were fascinated with Project Black S since Infiniti unveiled it at the Geneva motor show earlier this year - we simply had to get involved,” said Paul Hembery, Motorsport Director, Pirelli. “Project Black S is the ultimate expression of innovation and cutting-edge technology transfer, which is in our DNA, so we couldn’t let this opportunity go by. We are thrilled to be a part of it and to support Infiniti on this project.” The Italian company will equip the Black S with P Zero rubber, available as part of its Colored Edition. Just as in F1, the tires will have colored markings on the sidewalls.

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