Infiniti's craftsmen may have been wondering what a 1940s racecar would look like if it were designed today, and this is the result.

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The Prototype 9 concept features a steel ladder frame and hand-hammered steel body panels.

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The grille is an abomination, but the rest of the design is utterly stunning.

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The exposed cockpit features black leather with red contrast stitching, an aluminum steering wheel hub, an instrument panel and that's about it. 

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Under the skin is a new EV powertrain believed to come from the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

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It puts out 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

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With all that power headed to the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission, the car can reach 60 miles per hour in about 5.5 seconds.

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At full clip, it'll take about 20 minutes of track time to drain the battery.

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It's not often that automakers go this far back in history for a concept.

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But we're glad Infiniti did exactly that.

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