Infiniti set to unveil Retro EV Prototype this month
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Infiniti have released two teaser images a 'heritage inspired' prototype that will make its public debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in, California, USA latter this month.
Infiniti say the styling for the Retro prototype was inspired by early motor sport race cars and the brand's contemporary 'Powerful Elegance' design language.
Alfonoso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Infiniti lead the project and said the idea behind the new concept started organically.
“It started as a simple thought– what if we found a car, down at the Southern tip of Japan, buried deep in a barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years," said Albaisa.
"What if in this car we found the seed of passion planted during our first Japanese Grand Prix and the power and artistry of INFINITI today? What would this discovery look like?"
Despite being styled by the a bygone era, Infiniti's Retro concept will feature an 'advanced EV' power unit underneath its skin.
The company said in a press release: "The new prototype not only celebrates Infiniti's passion for design, but also the great roots of our company’s pioneering spirit and innovation-mindset."
The Retro concept will be unveiled in full on 20 August.