Infiniti to reveal vintage Formula 1-inspired concept at Pebble Beach
Morgan-esque single-seater combines old and new influences; it stands little to no chance of reaching production
Infiniti has confirmed that it will take a 1940s-inspired concept car to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Despite Infiniti’s comparatively recent launch in 1989, the brand is creating an electric concept car akin to a Morgan, inspired by grand prix racers from 70 years ago.
The model, which is highly unlikely to reach production given Infiniti’s ambition to create mass-market premium cars, incorporates modern and old design as well as, Infiniti claims, advanced EV technology under the skin.
Infiniti’s preview images show an open-cockpit single-seater, with a boat-like body shape similar to the Morgan 3 Wheeler. The brand pegs early sports cars as the inspiration behind the concept.
Design vice-president Alfonso Albaisa’s idea was to make it so authentic that it could have been a car that has been abandoned in a Japanese barn for 70 years.
Source: Autocar Online