Infiniti has big goals for electrifying its entire roster of vehicles, and the Prototype 10 is the perfect example of just how far the company is pushing the boundaries of its newer electric cars.
Infiniti revealed its electric speedster concept car Thursday at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California as part of its plans to feature long-range electric or hybrid electric in every new Infiniti starting in 2021.
The Prototype 10 is an update on the Prototype 9, a more retro electric roadster revealed at the 2017 event. Based on the iconic design of racing convertibles, the 10 has a low, single-seat cockpit, which designers called “the bathtub,” since only the driver’s head is visible above the car body.
The car was hand-crafted in San Diego and is intended to have a “California vibe.” It’s a far cry from Tesla’s electric $200,000 Roadster, but again, this dream car is just an idea.
The concept car is the first project from Infiniti’s new executive design director Karim Habib. It gives a hint as to what the Japanese carmaker’s production vehicles could look like in the coming years, especially as everything centers on low-emission electric power.
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