Saturday, August 18, 2007

Audi R15: Independent design study

Audi R15

A skilled graphics designer named Kim Stapleton has created his view on the Audi R15, a future racecar for 2010. Please make your own mind!

After almost two months of design and construction, Stapleton is now ready to share his Audi R15 TDI Coupe Concept projected for the ALMS, Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

With the newly adopted rules change requiring a closed-top design, the current R10 design will be obsolete. The regulations also encourage a specified front-end design that features both the manufacturersтАЩ street car brand design and badge.

For the design, Stapleton drew inspiration from many existing vehicles including the R10, along with the R8, R8C, R8 production car, Bentley Speed 8, Mercedes-Benz CLR GT and the Audi RS4. Much of the design language was pulled directly from the R10, which is evident in the side elevations and the rear spoiler details.

1 comment:

david.laurie said...

This is nice artwork, certainly I could never produce anything like this, but the design... The nose is unlikely to be "slippery" enough to suit modern LMP requirements, it needs to be lower and feeding the air flow back out the sides of the car rather than damming it up and pushing it over the car. Also I'm not sure why we have engine air intakes over the cockpit and at the rear? I think a narrower cockpit to allow for the aforementioned channelled air and to present a smaller frontal aspect. I would expect this to be a feature on the soon to be re-designed Epsilon Euskada also. Hey, I could be wrong though so lets watch with interest anyway!

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