2018 Autoshow Toronto. Infiniti Prototype 9 Concept Unveiling


Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:00:00 PM

(Canadian International AutoShow, February 2018) - The Prototype 9 Concept represents a reimagining of a 1930s race car with time-honoured production techniques employed to realize its retro design. The eye-catching vehicle is a combination of past and future in one car. It is a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype inspired by an emerging era of Japanese motorsport.

Prototype 9 is the first Infiniti powered with a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan Motor Corporation's Advanced Powertrain Department. The motor produces 148 hp and 236 lb.-ft of torque, and it drives the rear wheels via single-speed transmission. Prototype 9 has a top speed of 170 km/h, and sprints from 0-to-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, with a maximum EV range of 20 minutes under heavy track use.

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