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Audi Q8 Concept Teases Future Halo SUV

by on 22 December 2016 in Audi News Design Fourtitude News

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Audi is teasing its new Q8 e-tron Concept, which will be revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.  Audi calls the concept a “near-production study” that is looking to combine the style and emotion of a coupe with the size of an SUV. The imposing front end of the Q8 is helped by […] More…

Take a Look Back at the Audi Project Rosemeyer

by on 9 August 2016 in Design Fourtitude News

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Back in the year 2000 the world was a different place. The internet could still be called a fad, phones still plugged into walls, and an Audi supercar was a silly idea. So when Audi built the Project Rosemeyer concept, it was still very strange. Top Gear has now posted a history of the project […] More…

Audi Industrial Design Collaborates with Occhio for Sintesi Lighting Concept

by on 15 March 2016 in Design

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At this year’s “Light+Building” trade show in Frankfurt, Audi and German lighting company Occhio have revealed the “Sintesi” lighting concept, blending Audi’s LED expertise with Occhio’s slim, elegant design.  Scheduled to arrive at retailers in 2017, the completely modular lighting system is made from aluminum, and allows users to adjust brightness through gesture control. Read […] More…

Independent Design: Audi RR Motorcycle by Damien Vizcarra, 4:11am Design

by on 16 December 2015 in Design

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Audi as a brand may not produce motorcycles, but the company itself is steeped in two-wheeled history. Be it current ownership of Ducati or the defunct two-wheeler historical offerings from NSU, DKW and Wanderer, it would seem the car manufacturer Audi and motorcycles go hand in hand. Perhaps that was thinking by Damien Vizcarra and his independent design firm 5:11am. More…

In a World with No Audi Singleframe, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Meh

by on 1 October 2015 in Design Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Circa 2004/2005, Audi Design evolved from the split grille of yore to the Auto Union silver arrow inspired single frame grille. That cue has remained an Audi signature to this day and is expected to carry on for many more, but what if it never existed? Rendering artist Theophilus Chin chose to examine just this […] More…

Robert Cumberford Critiques Audi prologue Concept and, in Turn, Audi’s New Design Direction

by on 14 July 2015 in Design via Fourtitude

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Longtime fans of Automobile Magazine or car design in general need no introduction to Robert Crumberford. The former designer turned writer pens a monthly column dubbed By Design for the magazine and has been doing so for as long as we can remember. As closet design fans, and what Audi enthusiast isn’t, we’re regular readers of his work and take particular interest when he turns his critic’s eye toward Audi as he did this month with the prologue concept. More…

Giorgetto Giugiaro Leaves ItalDesign. Audi Purchases Remaining Ownership

by on 3 July 2015 in Audi News Design

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Design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned this week from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi purchased a controlling 90.1% stake back in 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing reportedly along with his son Fabrizio who was also active in the business. More…

Former Audi Design Boss Stefan Sielaff Takes Director Position at Bentley

by on 4 June 2015 in Design

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Crewe, England – Bentley Motors today announces Stefan Sielaff as its new Director of Design. He succeeds Luc Donckerwolke who has been with Bentley since 2012. More…

Audi Design Team Envisions TT clubsport turbo concept

by on 14 May 2015 in Design

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One of the thorough aspects of any Audi introduction is the insight into the design side of a car’s inception. The Audi TT clubsport turbo introduced this week at Wörthersee is no exception and, in as much, we’ve now gotten our hands on a collection of drawings from the Audi Design Team. More…

Czech-Designed R200 Non-Fiction Sportscar, Based on Audi R8 with Spiritual Nod to Skoda

by on 17 April 2015 in Boutique Brands Design

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What you see before you is an interesting amalgam in automotive form. In name it is the “R200 Non-Fiction”. In form it is the spiritual tribute to the 1970s vintage Skoda 130 RS rally car, brainchild of respected Czech designer Petr Novague. Technically, the car is based on an Audi R8 and it’s just begun a […] More…

Design Focus: Audi prologue Avant concept

by on 25 February 2015 in Design

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Audi dropped photos and details about its upcoming prologue Avant concept due to drop next week in Geneva. In line with that come a wave of new design drawings released earlier this morning. More…

Design Focus: Mircea Raiescu with Modern Take on Audi Racing Classics

by on 24 February 2015 in Design Motorsport

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In a conversation about the most recent wave of Audi design, our email pal Hans Z shot us a link to Mircea Raiescu Motorsport Design. Specifically, the link was to a design dubbed Audi quattro Group B concept, the image above that is likely catching your eye as I type this. More…