PEB­BLE BEACH CAR WEEK

IN­FINITI EM­POW­ERS THE FU­TURE OF DRIV­ING BY HON­OR­ING ITS HER­ITAGE ON THE MON­TEREY PENIN­SULA

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IN­AU­GU­RAL JA­PANESE AU­TO­MO­TIVE IN­VI­TA­TIONAL PRE­SENTED BY IN­FINITI

Since 1950, the Peb­ble Beach Con­cours d’El­e­gance® has brought the best and bold­est of au­to­mo­tive de­sign and per­for­mance to Cal­i­for­nia’s Mon­terey Penin­sula. This year, Ja­pan’s rich au­tomak­ing her­itage re­ceived its spot in the lime­light thanks to a part­ner­ship be­tween IN­FINITI and the Mo­tor Trend Group. Show­cas­ing dozens of in­flu­en­tial Ja­panese ve­hi­cles span­ning the decades from IN­FINITI and other makes, in­clud­ing a fleet of vin­tage Dat­sun and Nis­san race ma­chines and im­pres­sive restora­tions like JDM Leg­ends host Eric Bizek’s stun­ning ’72 “Hako­suka” Nis­san Sky­line GT-R, the in­au­gu­ral Ja­panese Au­to­mo­tive In­vi­ta­tional near the IN­FINITI Pav­il­ion proved it­self a hit.

IN­FINITI OF TO­MOR­ROW... AND YES­TER­DAY

Spot­light­ing the legacy and con­tri­bu­tion of Ja­panese car­mak­ing, IN­FINITI showed the lat­est (and fu­ture) evo­lu­tion of Ja­panese lux­ury de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing and crafts­man­ship. The IN­FINITI Q In­spi­ra­tion con­cept stole the show, with its el­e­gant form, strik­ing lines and suite of cut­tingedge in­no­va­tions, like its highperformance e-Power elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and fu­ture-ready col­lec­tion of ProPILOT driver-as­sist tech­nolo­gies.

Just be­hind it stood a cut­away of the IN­FINITI VC-Turbo engine, show­ing in de­tail the multi-link mech­a­nism be­hind its vari­able com­pres­sion tech­nol­ogy that al­lows for high-com­pres­sion fuel ef­fi­ciency and big, tur­bocharged horse­power.

Best yet, the VC-Turbo engine and se­lect ProPILOT driver-as­sist tech­nolo­gies are avail­able at deal­er­ships to­day in the all-new 2019 IN­FINITI QX50 crossover.

PRO­JEC­TION IN­STAL­LA­TION

Bold de­sign. In­no­va­tive think­ing. World’s first tech­nolo­gies. IN­FINITI’s past, present, and fu­ture were all on dis­play at the IN­FINITI Pav­il­ion. Bridging the past with the present, the cut­ting-edge pro­jec­tion map­ping dis­play took view­ers on an im­mer­sive jour­ney through their Ja­panese her­itage, and its in­flu­ence on their de­sign process, while us­ing the all-new IN­FINITI QX50 as its can­vas.

1990 IN­FINITI Q45

1972 Nis­san Sky­line GTR

1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S

1967 Toy­ota 2000GT Road­ster

1997 Acura NSX-T

2019 IN­FINITI QX50

IN­FINITI Q In­spi­ra­tion

The new VC-Turbo engine

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