Infiniti has announced it will debut a racing inspired, retro look concept at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours D elegance.
Infiniti says the concept aims to blend “the ingenuity and adventure of early motorsports with the brand’s contemporary “Powerful Elegance” design language.” The design is a throwback to 1930s Grand Prix cars, however the powertrain will be entirely modern. It’s not yet clear what it will consist of, but Infiniti says it will incorporate “advanced EV technology.”
“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?,” asked Infiniti global head of design, Alfonso Albaisa. “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 teaser images show a vintage looking single seater with skinny tires and some modern Infinti-esque body lines. Looking at the photos, it’s easy to envision what the Japanese automaker may have in store with this yet-to-be-named prototype.
Check back for more info when the concept debuts at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20th.
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