A few pics of the Audi ‘urban’ concept car currently on display at the Audi Forum at the Munich airport. Pretty cool micro-chariot! -TR
A flash trip to Tokyo last week for 48 hrs of perspective…
The best thing about true concept cars is that they are more about human achievement than making business sense. In this case the Bugatti 16C Galibier concept is a bit like putting man on the moon (the makes no business sense part), in a machine that is pure mechanical art and engineering poetry. You gotta give the automotive industry credit for consistently supporting projects like this as a means of pushing the boundaries of human capability. -TR
A classic Audi ad from 2008..
The Audi/Volkswagen Group yesterday approved the acquisition of Ducati S.p.A. ! What an interesting combination of two iconic design and performance driven brands… I can’t see this as being anything but positive for both companies product development. -TR
AUDI: PAY ATTENTION!
Build this car!! Mid-engine R5 with a longitudinal mounted TFSI 2.5 five cylinder, 408hp tune combined with Audi ‘lightweight technology’ construction (max. 3000lbs.). Include the torson based rear biased quattro system, and a 6 speed manual with an optional 7 speed DSG. This is the sports car of the future. Would be faster and more fun than an R8, while doubling the fuel economy… it’s a win/win/win. Less is more! Light is fast! Build it and they will come!! -TR
The Jaguar E-Type returns… only it wasn’t designed by Jaguar. Swedish designer Bo Zolland had the vision to design the ‘Growler’ as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the original. I would say Jaguar is getting schooled on their own [iconic] design language. This is a great example of how one person with vision can create something pure, that an entire company struggles to achieve. TR
A very cool video tour of the new VW factory in downtown Dresden..
Amazing facility. I love the little robotic couriers running around delivering parts…
Check out the latest post on BaT! Built as a tribute to the works 953 Paris to Dakar rally cars… of which only three were built. Only one 953 is in private hands, and it would be unbelievably expensive -if- you could even buy it. This is about as close as you could get to the real thing. This is one of the coolest cars ever posted on BaT. I can’t imagine how fun this would be on dirt…
The ultimate 911 is actually a bastard child. This isn’t a vintage restoration – this is a modern supercar in a vintage suit. Rather than sticking to the purist mentality – Singer has looked to build their 911 better than those that came before it. To simply build the best possible. Which is a philosophy we respect at FYi.
How state of the art? Try full carbon fiber body work. 930 Brembo Brakes. Coil-over adjustable suspension. Bi-xenon headlights. GPS. Satellite radio. iPod dock. Bluetooth… Even air conditioning… And it still only weighs 2400lbs. Now add a highly motivated hand built 425hp air cooled 3.8L flat 6.