Infiniti Prototype 9

Infiniti Prototype 9 render, side view racing

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is an electric concept car, hand built using historic panel beating techniques. It recreates a racing pedigree that the upstart Japanese brand never had – and is therefore a dubious item of marketing spin. The end result is a lovely object, however.

These development sketches and renders show how the design team in Atsugi, Japan, went about splicing 1930s proportions with Infiniti’s 21st Century design cues to create the eventual show car (pictured below).

Infiniti Prototype 9

The one-off electric single-seater made its debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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