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Monterey Car Week kicks off in a couple days, and everyone attending the event is excited to see the futuristic designs and concepts of the world’s top car manufacturers. The thousands of car enthusiasts that choose to attend the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, part of the week-long celebration, will be in for a surprise when Infiniti takes the stage to unveil its new design. The luxury subsidiary of Nissan has revealed limited details, but one thing is for sure, it strayed away from the traditional path of conceptualizing a futuristic vehicle. Instead, Infiniti has designed and manufactured a retro racecar that resembles a 1950’s Formula One car.

Concept

Infiniti’s vision is to create an old school design with new school technology and performance. Nissan revealed that the idea is to take a journey back to the roots of the company. While Infiniti was only established in 1989, its parent company has been around since 1914. The overall plan for the design of the vehicle, which will be elaborated on later, is the combination of a throwback body with modern flair. Infiniti Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa explained that the origin of the idea came from a simple thought about finding a classic Japanese Grand Prix vehicle hidden in a barn for 70 years and fusing it with the current power and artistry of the Infiniti brand.  

Design

The actual design of the racecar prototype will include an open roof, an all-electric powertrain, and elements of Infiniti’s unique design language. Many of the details have been speculated, but very few official details have been released to the public. One common conclusion is that this interesting combination of modern and classic should land the throwback vehicle on the list of most interesting cars at Monterey Car Week 2017. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, August 20.