Japanese car-manufacturer Infiniti, the top-end branch of the Renault-Nissan alliance, has just released the first picture of a stunning postwar sports single-seater-like concept car, to be shown in advance of the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show in California, late in August.
The style of this prototype—the name of which is still unknown—is retro, but its engine is actually a modern and electrical one. Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's vice-president in charge of design, said that the project originated in "a simple thought": what an old race car, hidden deep inside a Japanese barn for decaces, might look like. Engineers then added technology which is currently developed by the manufacturer. This prototype aims at combining tradition and modernity, craftwork and cutting-edge electronics.
The first images shared by Infiniti are reminiscent of Mercedes' famous Silver Arrows, which dominated the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit back in the 1950s.
At any rate, Infiniti will not be the only car manufacturer to present a new, spectacular concept car during Pebble Beach. BMW and Mercedes are also expected to introduce a roadster and a saloon car, respectively.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance begins August 20, 2017. See more at pebblebeachconcours.net.