If you're an Infiniti Q50 3.0T owner, you know that you have a powerful car that's capable of delivering impressive performance. But what if you want to take it to the next level? How can you achieve over 500 horsepower with your Q50? In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key modifications you can make to maximize the performance of your Infiniti Q50 with the 3.0T VR30 engine.
UPGRADING THE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM
One of the most cost-effective ways to increase the performance of your Infiniti Q50 is by upgrading the air intake system. This allows more air to flow into the engine, which will result in more power. A cold air intake system is a popular upgrade that replaces the stock air intake with a larger, more efficient unit. Cold air intake systems are designed to draw in colder, denser air from outside of the engine bay, which can improve performance by increasing the amount of oxygen available to the engine. Another added bonus - this upgrade can also slightly increase the fuel economy of the Q50!
INSTALLING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM
Another way to improve the performance of your Infiniti Q50 is by installing a high performance exhaust system. This will increase the flow of exhaust gases out of the engine, which will improve the engine's breathing and result in more power. Increasing the ease of the exhaust flow also makes life easier on the engine, resulting in another slight increase in fuel economy. High-performance exhaust systems are typically made of lightweight materials, such as stainless steel, which can also reduce the weight of the car, resulting in improved handling and acceleration.
INSTALL AN UPGRADED HEAT EXCHANGER
The factory heat exchanger is very small in the Q50 3.0T. Upgrading the heat exchanger with a good large high capacity heat exchanger will greatly aid the Q50's cooling power which significantly results in more reliable, higher power. This is an upgrade that should be on the top of everybody's list for the Q50 3.0T.
TUNE THE ENGINE
It's important to tune the engine after making any performance modifications. A custom engine tune will optimize the engine's performance and ensure that it's running at its best. The optimized torque of the tuning allows the transmission to hold gears longer as a downshift isn't required to get extra power when accelerating on the highway, and lower average RPM = lower fuel consumption = improved fuel economy. Engine tuning is done through the use of a phone-app based engine reprogramming system which can easily be loaded, or commonly referred to as "flashed", to the Q50 by its owner using an easy to install phone app.
UPGRADE SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
When you increase the power of your Infiniti Q50, it's important to also upgrade the suspension and brakes to ensure that you can handle the increased speed and performance. Upgraded suspension components, such as sway bars and strut braces, will improve handling and stability. Upgraded brakes will provide better stopping power, which is critical for high-performance driving.
If you're looking for a more substantial boost in horsepower (500+), consider installing a turbocharger upgrade. Larger turbochargers are able to compress more air into the engine, which increases the amount of oxygen available for combustion and results in more power.
There are several modifications you can make to maximize the performance of your Infiniti Q50 and achieve over 500 horsepower. From upgrading the air intake system and exhaust, to installing a high capacity heat exchanger, and upgrading the suspension and brakes, these modifications will help you take your Q50 to the next level.
And don't forget to tune the engine after making any performance modifications to ensure that it's running at its best and making peak horsepower!