Audi have a pretty broad portfolio of vehicles, ranging from compact
hatchbacks and luxury sedans, up to large SUVs and V10 supercars.
One thing they don't have however is a track-focused single-seat lightweight
sports car. That's where the Audi Union 2017 concept comes in.
The Audi Union 2017 concept is a proposal for a stripped down, minimalist
sports car. It looks like a cross between an open-wheel single-seat
race car, a more refined Ariel Atom, and a modern-day hot rod. It
features the neat, clean lines common to contemporary Audis, however
the family resemblance is quite limited, and without the four-ringed
badge it would be pretty hard to pin down the origins.
The concept's name recalls the famous record-breaking 1930s Auto Union
racers of pre-war Germany. However the Audi Union 2017 shares little
in terms of styling with the streamlined silver-painted Auto Union
What is clear from the gorgeous renderings of the Audi Union 2017
Concept is the car's tubular spaceframe chassis. What's less obvious
is the possible drivetrain, as it's designer Russia-based Burov Art
has left it open to interpretation. The concept looks to employ a
mid/rear mounted power source due to the relatively large lateral
air intakes and minimal space up front. However the specifics are
unclear, although the size of the car, and it's futuristic design
would lend itself well to either a turbocharged 4-cylinder or even
100-percent electric drivetrain.
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