At this years Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti will unveil a prototype which shows Infiniti’s “passion for design”.
Its inspiration is from early motor sports cars……. but with new EV technology inside.
Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design said.
“It started as a simple thought– what if we found a car, down at the Southern tip of Japan, buried deep in a barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years. What if in this car we found the seed of passion planted during our first Japanese Grand Prix and the power and artistry of INFINITI today? What would this discovery look like?”
“Prototype 9 celebrates the tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship and passion of our forebears at Nissan, on whose shoulders we stand today. It started as a discussion – what if INFINITI had created a race car in the 1940s? If one were to imagine an open-wheeled INFINITI racer on the famous circuits of the era, such as Japan’s Tamagawa Speedway, what would that look like? The sketches were stunning and the idea so compelling that we had to produce a prototype. As other departments became aware of this, they volunteered their time to create a working vehicle.”
We Blog Any Car stats:
- Lithium-ion battery with electric motor
- 148 hp
- 105 mph top speed
- 5.5 seconds 0-62 mph
- 320 Nm max torque
- rear wheel drive