Spanish designer, Daniel Garcia, imagined a four-door sports coupe for the Audi lineup. Garcia designed the Audi A9 Concept as a possible replacement for Audi’s current flagship model, the A8. The A9 Concept was designed using Audi’s current design styles and is a luxury sports sedan aimed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide and the Lamborghini Estoque. The designer says that he drew inspiration for the design from Santiago Calatrava’s architectural design displayed in his buildings in “La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” (The City of Arts and Sciences) which is located in Garcia’s hometown of Valencia.
The most amazing feature of the car is the single-piece windscreen/roof which is to be designed using a currently undiscovered nanotechnology material. This material will allow the car to repair any damage automatically as well as change color and opacity, changing visibility in both directions. The nano-material sounds very sci-fi and the cars exterior matches that theme. Moreover, the car boasts an unique ‘electronic painting’ system that allows the owner to change the vehicle exterior colour with the touch of a button. The powerhouse beneath this moving work of art will be an advanced hybrid system consisting of an internal combustion engine paired with four electric motors in the wheels. Pictures of the concept can be seen below.
The Audi A9 Concept (front)
Scale Model of the Concept
Special Wheels With Built-In Electric Motors