Infiniti electric roadster: first imageAugust 9, 2018
Infiniti showed the first image of a retrofuturistic single-seat electric roadster, the debut of which is scheduled for the end of the month as part of the Pebble Beach elegance contest. The prototype will be part of a series of concepts, which already includes the “vintage” electric prototype 9 and tells about the new design of the brand Q Inspiration.
“The new concept car demonstrates the development of the Infiniti brand,” says Karim Habib, chief designer of the brand. For us, electrification is a synonym for performance: our electric cars will be powerful, efficient and fun to drive. This prototype will become the physical embodiment of an electrified future. ”
The concept car Prototype 9 debuted in August last year. According to the representative of the brand, the car was dedicated to racing cars of the 1940s, although the company was formed only in 1989. Prototype 9 is equipped with a power plant from Nissan Leaf (150 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque), thanks to which it accelerates to “hundreds” in 5.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the retroelectrocar is 170 kilometers per hour.
Infiniti Q Inspiration, equipped with a turbo engine with variable compression ratio and the system of autonomous driving ProPilot the next generation, demonstrates the new “language of the form” of the brand. The design of the car combines the style of the classic sedan and the proportions of the coupe.