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Infiniti's physical representation of its electrified performance future is part-revealed in new pictures, but it’s being kept under wraps until Monterey Car Week later this month
Jimi Beckwith
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16 August 2018

After the retro race-inspired Prototype 9 concept of last year, Infiniti is showing the Prototype 10 - a signpost to its future of electrified performance, at Pebble Beach in California this year.

The concept, which features an unspecified electrified powertrain, is expected to be the performance car tipped for reveal this year by design boss Alfonso Albaisa at last year’s Pebble Beach. The brand has revealed that the concept will 'bridge the divide between new and old', so is expected to be another retro-inspired car like the aforementioned Prototype 9.

The Emerg-E was the brand’s last foray into performance car concepts, and it was revealed way back in 2012, so this car is expected to be something of a departure from the earlier concept. 

No details have been revealed about the car, other than it was designed by executive design director Karim Habib, who moved to Infiniti last year after a six-year tenure at BMW

The concept is a stripped-back, single-seat speedster, with the area where a passenger seat should be covered by a sculpted panel of bodywork beneath a large V-shaped vent. The placement of these vents behind the driver suggests the car's engine sits behind - a first for any Infiniti.

A four-point harness in the driver’s seat suggests that the car will be race-inspired, track-friendly and more hardcore than the brand’s current line-up of plush, road-focused cars. 

There’s no word on whether the car will make production or not, but given its remoteness from the cars the brand currently produces, as well as Infiniti’s description of the car as a "physical representation of Infiniti’s electrified performance future", it’s not expected to preview any upcoming sports car from the brand.

Along with the announcement, Infiniti revealed that it will be an electrified brand from 2021, following the industry trend of ditching fossil-fuel-only cars ahead of international bans on petrol and diesel-only cars in the coming decades. 

Read more: 

Infiniti Prototype 9 concept revealed as race-inspired retro concept

Infiniti to reveal electric performance model in January

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance news

Hybrid Infiniti sports car due within three years

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geed 17 August 2018

They have lovely concepts and

They have lovely concepts and lots of them. Shame their road cars fall short. Stop wasting time developing unrealistic show cars and start making some desirable Road cars!....ah for the heady days of the G35....what went wrong Infiniti.
jason_recliner 10 August 2018

Sweet boat.

Sweet boat.