Petrolheads of Pebble Beach, are you ready for an electric monoposto?

Among the finest classic cars in the world, and amid the growing demand for electric vehicles with a soul, Infiniti will unveil a modern interpretation of the racers of yesteryear…

To Infiniti and beyond

Despite being founded in 1989, Infiniti describes the Prototype 9 as “heritage inspired,” featuring the expected hallmarks of a retro-redesign, such as wire wheels, prominent grille, and single-seat layout. Powered by a modest electric engine, the EV evocation is no race winner, but it is undoubtedly a handsome machine. Perhaps influenced by the gorgeous Bentley Barnato Roadster Concept, the Prototype 9 will be officially unveiled at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — whether it’s received as a forward-thinking design delight or an electric thorn among the roses is yet to be seen…

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