Infiniti Prototype 9 concept revealed at Pebble Beach

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 concept car features classic 1940s Formula 1 styling and an all-electric powertrain

Infiniti has revealed a new concept car at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance called the Prototype 9. It’s an EV, built by a small team as an after hours project, and is designed to show how a 1940s Infiniti Grand Prix car would have looked – despite the brand only launching in 1989. 

Under the bodywork is a next-generation EV powertrain from Nissan’s Advanced Powertrain Department. A 30kWh high-voltage battery is paired up to a new electric motor, which develops 148bhp and 320Nm of torque.

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Power is delivered through the rear wheels; and Infiniti claims the Prototype 9 can cover 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 106mph. The battery will last 20 minutes under heavy track use, according to the Japanese brand.

Infiniti says the look of the Protoype 9 has been inspired by Japanese Motorsport and aeronautical design. It features an exposed cockpit, open-wheel layout, 19-inch wire-spoke wheels and modern Infiniti design cues such as the double arch grille.

The cabin, meanwhile, is handmade, while a single leather seat features contrasting red stitching with a Japanese flags etched into the headrest. The steering wheel rotates around a fixed centre hub, which includes all the instrument binnacles. 

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