Infiniti has released a teaser sketch of a new concept car that it set to be revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which gets underway towards the end of next week.
Called the “Prototype 10”, and following on from the Prototype 9, which was revealed at the same event last year, the new single-seater design study is an electrified speedster whose form language was first seen in the Infiniti Q Inspiration and hints at future design cues for the Nissan-owned Japanese brand.
According to Karim Habib, the company’s current executive design director, the Prototype 10 also echoes the layout and design of high-powered single-seat competition cars of yesteryear – in much the same way as the retro-styled Prototype 9 concept car represented a reimagined 1940s Infiniti grand prix race car.
“Our new concept speaks of an electrified future, something which is reflected in its form and details. It is appropriate that we found inspiration in an optimistic bygone era in which cars were characterised by the simple love of driving,” says Habib.
Infiniti plans to electrify all of its new production cars from 2021 onwards.