The two single-seater vehicles are currently on display on the 2nd floor outside the Art Center Design Room. Both retro-futuristic concepts are claimed to represent Infiniti’s ambitious plans for an electrified future and can now be viewed by residents of and visitors to what is at present the most important electric vehicle market in the entire USA, namely, the city of Los Angeles.
Prototype 10, which was revealed just two months ago at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is the first project to come to fruition under the direction of the Japanese brand’s new design boss Karim Habib. As well as evoking the spirit of early Californian speedsters, the vehicle also borrows styling cues from the four-door Infiniti Q Inspiration concept car that debuted at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
The Prototype 9, on the other hand, imagines what an 1940s Infiniti racing car would have looked like. First unveiled at the 2017 Monterey Car Week, the car is powered by an electric motor and battery sourced from Nissan’s Advanced Powertrain Department.
Collectively, all three design studies are said to preview the shape and form of the company’s future electric cars. As from 2021, every new Infiniti model will be featuring electric drivetrain technology.