Category Archives: Infiniti

Trickle Down Power – 2016+ Infiniti Q50/60 3.0T Performance Intercooler Design Plans and Prototypes

Performance is hereditary at Nissan-Infiniti. These Infiniti Q's inherited some traits from the top dog, but only the ones that count. The Nissan GT-R, in all of its "affordable supercar" status, still commands a stratospheric price point while also still being a high-strung, needy performance vehicle. So, Infiniti took that heavy-hitting performance, toughened it up for daily duty, and slapped on a much more attainable price tag. This transformation didn't come without its sacrifices, though, specifically for the intercooling system. We're already on the case to improve the Q platform, but that doesn't happen without a plan. 

Trickle Down Power – Performance Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

Innovation has a trickle-down effect, especially in the automotive world. At the top of most OEM lineups, there is a selection of uncompromised performance machines, lavish land yachts, and sometimes a combination of those characteristics, which we commoners could only dream of affording one day. That is until the brands start adapting their cutting-edge tech for the production line. That said, it was only a matter of time before the Nissan GT-R's DNA started permeating through Infiniti's production line, landing right under the hood of the Q50 and Q60 for the perfect balance of comfort and performance potential. … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under Pressure – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 4 – Testing Results

It’s finally showtime. The conductor’s wand raises, and each section of the mechanical, techno-EDM fusion orchestra that is the Infiniti Q50 starts effortlessly shredding through the notes. Will the less experienced player fold under the pressure where our musical veterans flourish? Let’s find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljIZJtaliQ

Pump it Up

As seen in the Infiniti maintenance manual

First let’s take a quick dive into how the pumps operate in the VR30DDTT’s system. These … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under Pressure – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

You have to walk before you can run. I’m sure just about everyone’s heard that colloquialism before. While it’s cliché, it does ring true when it comes to our Infiniti Q50 heat exchanger. Before we see just how strong that new link in the chain is, we want to examine that link by itself.

When you last saw our heat exchanger design, it was just the outer framework of what our engineer had planned, but now those plans have come to fruition. The obvious characteristic … Continue Reading ››