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Audi Gentleman's Racer

Audi Gentleman's Racer

Audi Gentleman's Racer

Audi Gentleman's Racer

Audi Gentleman's Racer

Audi Gentleman's Racer
Make Audi
Model Gentleman's Racer
Concept year 2010
Production year -
Engine V10


Power comes from a V10 engine borrowed from the R8 V10
The Audi Gentleman's Racer is a design from Mikael Lugnegård, a Swedish freelance designer who honed his skills studying Industrial Design at UID in Umeå, Sweden.

The Gents Racer concept was obviously inspired by classic old school American hot rods, cars which were honest and simple handbuilt pieces of machinery. However for this concept Lugnegard has tried to incorporate the sort of clinical and neat lines common to all contemporary Audi's. And he's been quite successful!

The massive single frame grille dominates the car's front end. The grille's shape is actually an elongated version of Audi's current design - in use on most of their roadcars. If you look carefully at the smooth, sculpted shape of the bodywork you can also pick up on the more contemporary lines which set it apart from traditional hot rods.

The Audi Gentleman's Racer concept was conceived with racing in mind. The chassis consists of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe with a high-performance Ohlins racing suspension system and powerful Brembo brakes. The bodywork is formed from carbon fiber.

To power the concept, Lugnegard envisages using the same 5.2 litre V10 found in the Audi R8 V10. If it was kept in the same state of tune then it'd be pumping out 525 horsepower - and sending it straight to the rear wheels. There's no quattro AWD system for this monster.

On the inside the Audi Gentleman's Racer would be trimmed in a very Spartan manner. By mixing carbon fiber, aluminium and alcantara leather the interior would have a high class finish, but also give off a distinctly race car-like, purposeful vibe.

The Audi Gentleman's Racer would be targeted at a very exclusive market. According to Lugnegard: "The intended market is basically a pro racer who wants something classy for his personal trackday, as well as for driving to the new, exclusive restaurant down town with his lady. I could really imagine seeing someone like Samuel Hubinette in this car ;)"



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