The Auto Union Type C8
The Type C8
concept is a road hypercar that would attempt to tribute to the great German
sports car brand that was Auto Union before it became Audi.
It’s meant to
be an extreme sports car with radical features such as an enormous engine, a
very low profile, and some rather small dimensions but unlike my previous
concepts, I wanted to be close to an actual production car so I tried to work
with realistic proportions for the measurements to be close enough to some of
its potential concurrent like the Lamborghini Aventador and the Bugatti Veyron
in order to be produced with little modifications.
Its look is
defined by the idea of exhuming the sense of the irrational and the raw power
which Auto Union was associated with in the late 30's, with the technological refinement
and the sense of sophistication that the brand that has become nowadays
chosen the uncompromised “Type C” model from 1936 as first source of
inspiration in order to highlight the inflammatory genetic of Audi.
original Type C was equipped with a 16 cylinders, I thought the Type C8 could
be mounted with the W16 from the Bugatti Veyron. And since Bugatti and Audi
belong to the same group, the Type C8 could use the Veyron as base.
wanted to stick to the contemporary visual identity of Audi so I took the standard
bearer of Audi, the R8 as third reference.
aesthetic of the Type C8 would be guided by the primitive ferociousness of the
original Auto Union TypeC, the contemporary technical features of the Bugatti
Veyron and the elegant precision of the civilised Audi R8.
THE BERTONE RAYMANTA
The Raymanta is inspired by the extremely aerodynamic prototypes from the sixties pioneered by Bertone like the Bertone Lancia Stratos Zero and the Alfa Romeo Carabo but also the Pininfarina 512s or the Modulo.
Early sketches. 2009
The Light Dart.
an extreme car from the 30's