The famous Infiniti brand has just unveiled its latest Prototype 10 concept car which is an attempt at re-introducing the classic speedster into the modern (electric) era.
Japanese by design and manufacture, Infiniti have certainly been inspired by the classic bygone era model and has totally re-imagined the once-favourite speedster. Of clean design, the brand announced, “…the Infiniti Prototype 10 echoes the layout and design of some of the most evocative car designs of all time, where power was celebrated through high-powered single-seat competition cars. Our new concept speaks of an electrified future, something which is reflected in its form and details. It is appropriate that we found inspiration in an optimistic bygone era in which cars were characterised by the simple love of driving.”
Featuring an entirely electric engine, the single-seated car is a nice juxtaposition of calm luxury and aggressive speed, and with all three aspects combined together, Infiniti have created a well-designed car, there is no doubt. Inspired by some of the most iconic and evocative car designs of all time to come to the resulting design, the car also draws inspiration from the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, whereby the exterior 3D body structure could be said to be almost origami-like.
As Infiniti explain, “…paper folding was developed in China 2,000 years ago. By the seventh century it had travelled from China making it to Korea and then Japan. It was first practiced in the Japanese Imperial Court where it was considered an amusing and elegant way of passing the time.” An interesting fact of the day there.
Elegant by design, the classic speedster is certainly synonymous in being a beautiful-looking car and SATORI & SCOUT reckon this new Prototype 10 concept design is just the ticket in introducing electricity to a wider car-model portfolio. That all said, a car that is only single seated sounds a little under-capacity does it not?
Discover more about the brand online at: Infiniti.co.uk
A Fusion Of Classic And NewMany brands love to re-invent the wheel and bring up-to-date an old classic design. No different here, but what is really refreshing is that both the form (body) and the function (engine) are together brought into the 21st century, and beyond?
(Photography Credit : Infiniti)