INFINITI’s reputation for performance hybrid vehicles is built on the acclaimed 3.5-liter hybrid engine. Engineered to deliver the performance of a premium V8 with the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder, the INFINITI Direct Response Hybrid challenges conventional wisdom to become a true driver’s powertrain.
The INFINITI Direct Response Hybrid® system is at the core of INFINITI’s exhilarating performance hybrid models, the Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid. These potent performers utilize electric energy recovery and its powerful deployment to add significant surges of torque during acceleration.
Thanks to its potent hybrid powertrain, the combined system power of 364 horsepower responds with thrilling immediacy. It transitions from all-electric mode to full-power hybrid mode with an intense and organic response.
Efficiency is Power
Much like a Formula One race car, the INFINITI Performance Hybrid technology harnesses power that is normally lost by converting kinetic energy into electricity, storing it in a lithium-ion battery system and using it during acceleration, transferring instant electric torque to the rear wheels.