Audi R25

Concept Cars 21 Oct 2008
Audi R25

Created by Audi of America Design Center California, the R25 was designed to compete in futuristic racetracks with high-velocity tunnels which allow cars to race inverted. Among the features are a Dynamic Space Frame and active surfaces which optimize airflow.

Audi R25 Design PanelThe Audi R25 isa futuristic prototype for the brand’s racecar lineup.

"The inaugural Los Angeles round of the ALMS 2025 incorporates innovative features never previously seen in any form of motor sports, such as high-velocity banks and tunnels, which allow cars to race “inverted” and the opportunity to pass anywhere with aerodynamic racecars."

All top sections of the tunnels and banks are also WiTricity wireless electrical charging zones, which encourage the drivers to utilize these free energy zones instead of fuel stops.

The R25 is designed to utilize and excel in this new racing environment, with features such as:

  1. The new Dynamic Space Frame, allowing much greater degree of flexibility, integration of circuits and rigidity
  2. Algae bio fuel for endurance and electric motor capability through Wireless power transfer technology
  3. Audi Design: Staying true to the “Form is Function” philosophy, there is not an ounce of needless element in the R25, which incorporates advanced technique and efficient form management into one.
    The car also uses: active micro-control surfaces which optimize airflow during the race; Man Machine Interface, which inputs all vehicle data output into the driver’s helmet visor; all-around vehicle dynamic sensors and integrated on-board HD cameras with real-time data links to allow for spectator interaction, allowing fans to virtually “sit” and experience the race in any racecar through monitors and virtual reality booths.
Audi R25 - Cutaway illustration Audi R25 - Digital Painting

Audi Design Center California – Design Team

  • Claus Potthoff, Executive Design Director
  • Hendrik Veltmann, General Manager
  • Jae Min, Chief Designer
  • Concept & Art: Craig Durfey, Senior Design Advisor; Raul Cenan, Designer; Taeho Kim, Designer
  • Concept contribution & editing: Tomi Lin, Audi Advanced Product Planning; Nancy Holman, Designer; Alex Marzo, Design Intern
Audi R25 - Design rendering Audi R25 - Digital Painting

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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