New Infiniti Project 10 electric speedster concept teased again

New teaser sketch gives clue to the Infiniti Project 10 concept’s shape before full reveal at Pebble Beach on 23 August

Infiniti has released a second teaser image of the Prototype 10: a new electric speedster concept that will be revealed in full at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The concept will signal, according to Infiniti, the brand’s “performance intent” when it begins to produce electrified vehicles from 2021 onwards.

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While the first picture teased last week showed a top-down view of the single-seat cockpit, the latest shows the striking design from a front three-quarter view.

In this, we can Prototype 10’s surfacing features lots of sharp creases, including a prominent central spine running through the bonnet and two more running along the length of the car from just behind the headlights. True to speedster tradition, there is little in the way of windscreen to speak of, while the roll hoop is triangular in shape.

The Prototype 10’s design tallies with Infiniti’s Pebble Beach concept from last year. At Pebble Beach in 2017, Infiniti revealed the Prototype 9 concept: 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.

Now read about another concept created by Karim Habib – the BMW 2002 Hommage…

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