Infiniti’s Prototype 9

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Infiniti’s Prototype 9

Post by LockH » Aug 18, 2017 5:28 pm

Hehe... ES Bible "Search found 16 matches: +Infiniti". But not THIS Infiniti... :wink:

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/18/infin ... cer-roots/

Starts w/a YT vid INFINITI Prototype 9: First Drive, First Dream :


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Re: Infiniti’s Prototype 9

Post by The Toecutter » Sep 12, 2017 11:41 pm

I wonder what its drag coefficient is?

GM's 2003 Ecotec Lakester streamliner, which retaining its exposed open wheels and axles, achieved a 0.21 Cd.

A lot is possible with this shape. Just note the LeMans velomobile. If Infinity didn't make this prototype have low drag, it was a wasted opportunity to see what sort of efficiency is possible with the style they chose to emulate. especially given the low frontal area attainable with such a shape.

Interesting design on Infiniti's part nonetheless.

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Re: Infiniti’s Prototype 9

Post by LockH » Sep 13, 2017 10:55 am

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Re: Infiniti’s Prototype 9

Post by The Toecutter » Sep 21, 2017 9:49 pm

I still cannot find drag figures for this. It is certainly interesting.

I would guess it had a Cd around 0.35, which would be similar to the 1961 DKW Formula Junior.

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Re: Infiniti’s Prototype 9

Post by The fingers » Sep 22, 2017 1:49 am

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