Tag: Infiniti Q50
Vehicles of all types make noises all the time while travelling down the road. Most people consider these noises to be nothing more than a nuisance, but car enthusiasts know differently. They can see the beauty in the purr of a performance engine as it sprints around a tight turn, or the note of exhaust ejected from the vehicle. The professionals at Infiniti Middle East happen to side with the enthusiasts, and they worked with Betamax to put together an audio soundtrack known as “Chromatic” that showcases all the wonderful sounds made by their vehicles.
This is what Betamax, a well-known global producer, had to say about the project. “When the idea was first brought to me, I was excited” but “it was definitely going to be a challenge.” He goes on to talk about his love for music and cars and how blending the two together with one of the industries most competent automakers was a chance to challenge himself creatively. The end-result is decidedly impressive.
The soundtrack sounds like an interesting blend between techno and elevator music, and it has a decidedly upbeat tone to it. The surprising thing about this track is that every sound and note within came from one of the Infiniti model lineup. Notes were taken from a set of vehicles and then put together to make a unique form of music, for nothing more than artistic expression. If you’re interested in hearing the sound you can get a taste of it by listening to the video below. It’s surprisingly enjoyable and will make you look at the Infiniti vehicles and the sounds they produce in a whole new way.
Vehicles Used to Make the Album
Four different model vehicles were used in the creation of this performance. The QX80, QX70, QX60 and the Q50 sedan were all utilized for their unique sounds. These models were also used for their visual style characteristics and play a major role in the production of the video.
When you watch the video produced by Infiniti one of the first things you’ll notice is all of the interesting visuals going on. These were all created by Misha Shyukin, a talented animator and videographer, who was charged with taking design elements from each of the Infiniti models and infusing them with a middle eastern arabesque flare to create a new look and feel. More than 150 different designs are featured throughout the video, and each was developed using the Infiniti vehicles as the base to build off of.
The overall project took eight months to complete and the above video is the result. It shows that even the sporty cars produced at Infiniti can produce musical notes, and when all their sounds are harnessed properly they can be pretty impressive to listen to.
Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s Director of Performance, spent the day at the track on June 4, showing the media and other car enthusiasts just what the Infiniti Q50 is capable of. Throughout the day Vettel managed to go around the track at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park more than 50 times, and gave everyone a true show of what the vehicle can do. Throughout the day a variety of different members of the media as well as special guests got a chance to join Vettel right in the car as he raced around the track. It was a fun experience for everyone involved and a chance for Infiniti to show the world what their brand’s really made of.
Testing out the Autocross Course
Getting to ride with Vettel through the exciting track was a great experience for many members of the media but it didn’t give them a chance to try out the Q50 for themselves, which was something that many were very interested in. Fortunately for them there was an Autocross course open to the public to try out in the Q50. This advanced course gives drivers a chance to test out the sedan in a variety of trying conditions at high speeds. This is just what drivers need to get a feel for the vehicle and find out what it’s truly capable of.
Performance Capabilities of the Q50
Infinity decided to hold the event at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in order to show off just how advanced the vehicle is and how well it handles. It was taken around a windy course that demonstrates how well this car corners, and its acceleration capabilities. It can go from 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds making it very light on its feet.
The Canadian Grand Prix
Vettel decided to help with this event before going on to defend his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix later in the week. “The speed of the track, the excitement of the participants really made today special and was a great warm-up before I head to Montreal and focus on the race.”stated Vettel. Although he didn’t manage to pull off another victory, he came in sixth place and nearly within a second of Lewis Hamilton, the winner of the race. Not a poor performance by any means, and it’s clear that he can compete with any of the best formula one drivers out there.
With skilled drivers like Sebastian Vettel as part of the performance team it’s clear that Infiniti cares a lot about the handling of their vehicles. Although the Q50 is a far cry from a formula one vehicle, it has some distinct sporty features that link the two together, and that is one of the things Infiniti is striving for.
If you like cars that go fast, or cars that are capable drivers you should take a look at the Infiniti Q50. This car can certainly move, and it doesn’t look half bad either.
If you enjoy driving the most technologically advanced vehicles you won’t find much better out on the road today than the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. This car is equipped with enough advanced technology to provide several different driving experiences in one. It’s focus is on providing a customized and convenient user-experience, and for the most part it delivers.
A High Degree of Personalization
Personalized keys can be issued for a 2014 Infiniti Q50 that has more than one regular driver. The electronic keys open up the door of the vehicle and configure it to the driver’s personal preferences. Each key is capable of storing mirror positions, the driver’s seat adjustment and steering wheel position. On top of that it will also remember your radio presets and your HVAC preferences. Impressive as these features are, they seem commonplace upon learning that the key can store steering feel presets, shift logic and throttle response to completely alter how the Q50 feels to drive. That means you can have that tight sporty feel or an easy cruising setup depending on your preferences.
Direct adaptive steering,
The Direct Adaptive Steering system that the Infiniti Q50 uses is what makes it possible to adjust steering. Turning the steering wheel generates digital signals that pass through the vehicle and those signals are used to control how the car moves. By passing this information through a computer the car can adjust steering dynamics based on user preference. Even though the steering wheel doesn’t have a direct link to the wheels it’s highly responsive and can feel very sporty. In order to keep the system safe the steering wheel can control the vehicle even if power is lost, so no worries there.
An added bonus to this disconnect between the steering wheel and the wheels of the vehicle is the ability to cut out the bumps and jolts delivered by the road in the steering wheel. This gives the vehicle an easy gliding feel even while driving over early-spring potholes.
Not all the features on the Q50 are integrated for convenience however, the active lane keep assist is a great safety feature that every car should have. This system relies on a set of cameras to let it know where the lane lines are on the road. The car uses that information to help make sure the vehicle stays in between its lane lines. If it starts to drift in one direction the wheel automatically turns it back the other way so subtly you probably won’t even know it’s happening. With this technology activated it’s easy to track right down the center of most lanes even without hands on the wheel.
By relying on similar technology the Q50 can help you avoid fender benders as well. The cameras at the front of the car scan the road for vehicles ahead and can adjust your speed to help avoid collisions even when the driver up front slams on their brakes. Everyone has a moment where they aren’t paying attention as much as they should be, this system helps keep that from being such a danger. Be sure to step on the brake when the system beeps at you though, because after it comes to a complete stop it deactivates and you will begin rolling forward unless you hold the brake down yourself, so it’s not foolproof.
Whether you want a smooth rolling cruiser or an edgy sports car you can get the feeling of both vehicles when you drive around in the 2014 Infiniti Q50. If you opt for the hybrid version you get a very respectable level of fuel efficiency for a sports car, and no matter how you choose you will likely enjoy the Q50.