Infiniti has shown its Prototype 10 Concept, which he describes as a “physical manifestation of the Infinite creative and ambitious plans for electrified performance”.
The speedster concept, powered by a network of electrified powertrain, signs of Infinite intentions to be an electric-only brand by 2021, the adoption of a variety of powertrains developed under the parent company Nissan. And the retro-inspired concept after the Prototype 9, that he mentioned the Formula 1 drivers of the past.
It is a roofless single-seater with a rear engine cooled by large openings behind the driver’s seat and the passenger seat. Only the driver’s seat, four-point harness, foot pedals, and a smaller diameter steering wheel adorn the interior. Steering by wire eliminates the need of a steering column; instead, the wheel is fastened to the carbon fiber struts that emerge directly from the car. Its design is based on that of the Q Inspiration concept sedan, which was revealed at the Detroit auto show earlier this year.
The Prototype 10 the simplicity reflects the flexibility in the design of cars with electrified powertrains, says the brand’s new executive design director, Karim Habib. The car will never make production, however, given the small market, single-seat track cars and Infiniti is relatively low, its sales in Europe, but the brand of the future range of sports cars, sedans and Suvs will be made with the car, the design language, with different electrified powertrains, depending on the model.