2017 Pebble Beach Concours: Infiniti Unveils Prototype 9 Concept

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How It All Began
Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Infiniti, describes how the Prototype 9 concept car came to be. “It started as a discussion among designers: “What if Infiniti had created a race car in the 1940s? If one were to imagine an open-wheel Infiniti racer on the famous circuits of the era, such as Japan’s Tamagawa Speedway, what would that look like? The sketches were stunning, and the idea so compelling that we had to produce a prototype. As other departments became aware of this, they volunteered their time to create a working vehicle.”

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