Infiniti showed off its newest concept car ahead of its official debut at the Pebble Beach Concourse
“It started as a simple thought: What if we found a car, down at the southern tip of Japan, buried deep in the barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years?” said Alfonso
Infiniti’s prototype’s heritage-inspired design meshes nicely with the company’s current “powerful elegance” design language found on models like the Q50. The car is both modern and classic at once. Its 19-inch wire wheels and beautiful overall shape call to mind race cars of the late 1930s and early 1940s, but the powertrain and sleek attention to detail are all new-school. The car will utilize Nissan’s next-generation EV powertrain. It’s a 30 kWh high-voltage battery is paired with an electric motor that makes 148 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels, which is supposed to send the car from 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds. Unfortunately, the battery will only last 20 minutes under heavy race track use.