- Infiniti is revealing a new single-seat electric speedster car this afternoon at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California.
- Infiniti’s striking concept is a single-seat electric sports car designed to evoke the look of classic grand prix racers.
- The Prototype 10 is a bridge between early Californian speedster vehicles of the past and the new electric vehicles of the future.
Infiniti unveiled its stunning a new single-seat electric speedster car at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Thursday in Monterey, California.
According to the Hong Kong-based luxury car maker, Prototype 10 represents a bridge between early Californian speedster vehicles of the past and the new electric sports cars of the future.
The Prototype 10 is a global effort involving Infiniti’s Japanese design center, digital design teams in the UK, and those who hand-crafted the car in San Diego, California.
Prototype 10 is designed as a “monoposto” or single-seat speedster, with a striking geometric form most evident in the 90-degree accord between the bodywork and the fin just behind the driver’s head. It’s a look inspired by classic single-seat grand prix race cars.
The Prototype 10 is also defined by the elegant geometry found throughout the car. From the straight-lines that define the grill and smooth side strakes that dip into the rear arches to the angular cooling ducts and triangular rear light formed with a razor-sharp touch. No detail has been left untouched here.
For Infiniti’s consumers, the concept’s most important feature has to be its electric powertrain.
“A daring speedster is the perfect study for our designers to explore an electrified future and ignite such excitement,” company President Roland Krueger said in a statement.
According to Infiniti, every one of its all-new models will feature electric powertrain technology in some form starting in 2021. That means all brand-new Infiniti’s introduced after that year will either be a battery electric or a series hybrid.