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Infiniti Rewrites History With Sinfully Retro Prototype 9 Racer

Infiniti Rewrites History With Sinfully Retro Prototype 9 Racer”

Infiniti is heading to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the retro-inspired Prototype 9 concept that draws inspiration from race cars from the past. It is reported that he will be an electric auto, and that's all for now. This was further explained by Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti senior vice president of global design, in a press release quoted by the publication.

For Japanese manufacturer Nissan, November 8, 1989, is a notable date in history - it was only 28 years ago that spin-off luxury brand Infiniti started selling dressed up Nissans to Americans, and in doing so along with Toyota's Lexus and Honda's Accord legitimising some premium action on the side for the Japanese.

The design philosophy behind the Prototype 9 was inspired by a question - namely: "what if we [Infiniti] found a vehicle, down at the southern tip of Japan, buried deep in a barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years?"

Beneath the sleek steel bodywork (the rear is hand-beaten over a laser cut steel frame, the front was formed by two seven-axis robots) the 890kg Prototype 9 racer features a fairly modest 120kW/320Nm rear-mounted electric motor with charge fed from a 30kW/h battery pack believed to be borrowed from the next-generation Nissan Leaf.

The timeless techniques behind the auto are blended with state-of-the-art technology, as the Prototype 9 is fitted with an electric motor that provides a brisk 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 105mph. The philosophy behind its creation also references the "seed of passion" planted during Infiniti's first Japanese Grand Prix. They made Prototype 9 a reality, a result of their ingenuity - they recognised and realised the past, powered by a future-centric electric powertrain at its heart. "What would this discovery look like?"

Other than that, the Prototype 9 makes use of vintage suspension and steering technology, which further keeps it consistent with the throwback vibe the automaker was trying to achieve.

The Infiniti Prototype 9 will be making its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance, which kicks off on August 20, according to the event's official website.



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