Fresh Infiniti design study is the first project to be wholly overseen by former BMW designer Karim Habib
Infiniti has confirmed it will reveal a new concept car at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which the brand teases will signal its “performance intent” when it begins to produce electrified vehicles from 2021 onwards.
A single teaser image for the new vehicle has been produced, though it hardly gives a hint as to what the fresh concept will look like. Taken at face value though, it reveals that the concept will be a single seat speedster style car, possibly featuring some retro-futuristic design elements. We can spot the seat in the image, complete with a four-point harness.
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That would tally with Infiniti’s Pebble Beach concept from last year. At Pebble Beach in 2017, Infiniti revealed the Prototype 9 concept, which was an all-electric single seater inspired by Grands Prix cars of the 1940s.
The new concept is the first Infiniti project to be headed up by new Executive design director Karim Habib, who joined Nissan’s premium sub-brand last September from BMW. It’s unlikely that the concept will preview an upcoming production model.
At the Detroit Motor Show in January, Infiniti announced that it will release its first fully electric vehicle in 2021, which will kickstart a comprehensive electrification strategy. The brand anticipates that over half of its total sales will be fully electric or hybrid by 2025.
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