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    • Infiniti grants AMS Q50 and Q60 Red Sport VR30DDTT tuning with warranty? Infiniti USA + Alpha Performance partner for Red Alpha project

      This is some big news considering that the new turbocharged VR30DDTT 3.0 liter V6 is proving problematic for tuners. AMS is getting Infiniti USA's blessing (and likely the ECU codes) to tune Q50 and Q60 models creating an Alpha Red package.


      The AMS products will be offered through Infiniti's motorsport catalog. Furthermore, you will be able to order these products directly through a dealer. Whether that means you can finance the performance parts directly into the purchase of the car is not clarified. It also is not clarified how the warranty will be affected.

      Considering the factory output of the VR30DDTT and how hard its turbochargers are pushed no doubt one can expect turbo upgrades among the usual bolt ons.

      This is definitely a major coup for AMS and the Alpha brand.

      Quote Originally Posted by AMS
      Infiniti USA and Alpha Performance are extremely proud to announce the "Red Alpha" project! Using INFINITI's already potent Q50 & Q60 "Red Sport" trim levels Alpha will build the ultimate INFINITI street cars. INFINITI and Alpha will not stop there. Alpha Performance is planning on offering purpose engineered and built products to customers world wide as part of INFINITI's motorsport catalog. This means that INFINITI motorsports customers might be able to walk into any one of 230 dealerships in 15 countries and order "INFINITI Red Alpha" products to enhance their performance driving experience! The heart of Red Alpha products will be centered around INFINITI's powerful new VR30 engine.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Infiniti grants AMS Q50 and Q60 Red Sport VR30DDTT tuning with warranty? Infiniti USA + Alpha Performance partner for Red Alpha project started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. Optigrab's Avatar
        Optigrab -
        Its about time Infinity got serious about performance
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Was it ever confirmed if the stock turbos have much headroom in them?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        Was it ever confirmed if the stock turbos have much headroom in them?
        There's one graph from a tuner pushing them a bit further that I've found so far. They got 50 whp or so.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Smart move by Infiniti. Is it still using drive by wire system? If so, I'll pass lol
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Smart move by Infiniti. Is it still using drive by wire system? If so, I'll pass lol
        Pretty much every car in the last decade has been drive by wire lol what are you on about?
        BMW started drive by wire in the 7 series in 1988
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        Pretty much every car in the last decade has been drive by wire lol what are you on about?
        BMW started drive by wire in the 7 series in 1988
        Sorry I meant to say steer-by-wire....
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Sorry I meant to say steer-by-wire....
        Oh yeah im not a huge fan of electronic steering. Some of the systems are pretty good. Even BMW and Porsche use it now and its not obnoxious in sport mode.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Be careful...steer-by-wire is not the same with electronic power steering. steer-by-wire doesn't have steering column I believe. It uses electric motor and sensors and emulation to provide steering feedback. Even worse than EPS. But they said it's the future....:-(
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Be careful...steer-by-wire is not the same with electronic power steering. steer-by-wire doesn't have steering column I believe. It uses electric motor and sensors and emulation to provide steering feedback. Even worse than EPS. But they said it's the future....:-(
        Yikes you are right. I don't like the idea of that $#@!. I didn't even realize Infiniti has been doing that since like 2014.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        They got rid of the steering column? F that.
      1. Optigrab's Avatar
        Optigrab -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They got rid of the steering column? F that.
        They still have a steering column it just contains a clutch that is in the open position most of the time unless there is a fault or the car is turned off. Last i heard steer by wire was just an option doesn't come standard on the car.

        Attachment 53637
        Click here to enlargeSteering-Force Sensor
        Playing two roles, this unit sends commands to the control modules and acts as the driver's feedback source by varying resistance to the wheel.
        Click here to enlargeClutch

        Most of the time it's open. Faults in the electronics force it closed, creating a solid mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the rack.
        Click here to enlarge Control Modules
        This trio controls the electric-assist motors and the steering-force sensor. They also act as redundancies; you know, for safety.
        Click here to enlarge Steering-Assist Motors
        Two of these smaller motors are cheaper than one large one. Plus, this arrangement frees some space for a low-slung longitudinal engine.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Optigrab Click here to enlarge
        They still have a steering column it just contains a clutch that is in the open position most of the time unless there is a fault or the car is turned off. Last i heard steer by wire was just an option doesn't come standard on the car.
        Thanks! You're right. I got to watch this again. This was the sole reason I would stay away as much as I admire the new look a bit. The vid says it all.