Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Electric concept for retro racer

Luxury carmaker Infiniti is to reveal a retro-inspired concept electric race car that marries the ingenuity and adventure of early motor sports with the brand’s contemporary “powerful elegance” design language.

The prototype will be shown at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20 in California, US. 

The concept not only celebrates Infiniti’s passion for design, but also the roots of the Japanese company’s pioneer spirit and innovation-mindset.

Revealing the inspiration behind the prototype, Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design, says: “It started as a simple thought – what if we found a car, down at the Southern tip of Japan, buried deep in the bush, 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?”

The prototype, Infiniti adds, has been developed “through a journey back to the roots of the company and back forward again with the fusion of advanced EV technology and the hands and hearts of hundreds of craftsman”.

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