internal combustion / electric
The Audi A9 concept is a stylish proposal for a luxury
sports saloon which was developed by the talented Spanish
designer Daniel Garcia. Garcia's previous work includes
the Ducati 6098 R concept
The A9 concept would be positioned higher than Audi's
current flagship model, the A8, and is aimed at other
top-end luxury saloons like the Porsche Panamera, and
if it ever went into production, the Lamborghini Estoque.
The styling of the A9 concept was partially inspired by
the stunning architectural style of Santiago Calatrava's
buildings in "La Ciudad de las Artes y de las
Ciencias" (The City of Arts and Sciences) in
Garcia's hometown of Valencia. This influence can be seen
in the clean flowing lines of the vehicle and futuristic
styling features. Calatrava's buildings look like they
come from 100 years in the future, and so does this.
The single-piece windscreen and roof is formed from an
as-yet undiscovered nanotechnology material which features
an automatic-system for repairing damage, and it can also
be adjusted for color and opacity. The bodywork of the
Audi A9 concept also features a unique 'electronic painting'
system which means the vehicle's color can be changed
at the touch of a button.
The proposed drivetrain for the A9 concept is an advanced
hybrid setup which uses an internal combustion engine
working in conjunction with four in-wheel electric motors.
Similar and related vehicles:
Ducati 6098 R