Infiniti Prototype 9 concept revealed at Pebble Beach
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Infiniti Prototype 9 concept revealed at Pebble Beach
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http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/infiniti/100417/infiniti-prototype-9-concept-revealed-at-pebble-beach \n \nInfinitis Prototype 9 concept car features classic 1940s Formula 1 styling and an all-electric powertrain\n\n 2017-08-12 16:00\n Infinitihas revealed a new concept car atPebble Beach Concours dElegancecalled the Prototype 9. Its an EV, built by a small team as an after hours project, and is designed to show how a 1940s Infiniti Grand Prix car would have looked despite the brand only launching in 1989.\nUnder the bodywork is a next-generationEVpowertrain fromNissans Advanced Powertrain Department. A 30kWh high-voltage battery is paired up to a new electric motor, which develops 148bhp and 320Nm of torque.\nPebble Beach and Monterey car week\nPower is delivered through the rear wheels; and Infiniti claims the Prototype 9 can cover 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 106mph. The battery will last 20 minutes under heavy track use, according to the Japanese brand.\n\n Image 3 of 20\nImage 3 of 20\n\nInfiniti says the look of the Protoype 9 has been inspired by Japanese Motorsport and aeronautical design. It features an exposed cockpit, open-wheel layout, 19-inch wire-spoke wheels and modern Infiniti design cues such as the double arch grille.\nThe cabin, meanwhile, is handmade, while a single leather seat features contrasting red stitching with a Japanese flags etched into the headrest. The steering wheel rotates around a fixed centre hub, which includes all the instrument binnacles.\nDo you like the Infiniti Prototype 9 concept? Let us know in the comments section below... \n\n Jonathan Burn\n

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