AUDI SKYSPHERE CONCEPT: Official info and photos, video presentation – AUDI SKYSPHERE Concept: transform it

Video presentation – Audi Skysphere Concept: transform it

If Audi’s official speech is trying to convince the general public that there is A filiation between his new baby and the Horch 853 roadster (Auto Union) From the late 1930s, winner of the Pebble Beach elegance competition in 2009, the neo-retro design has no right to quoted on the silhouette of this concept announcing the next stylistic guidelines of the brand. Like recent facies advocated by Peugeot, the reason for grille, here represented by LEDs, extends beyond the calendar cut, under optics reduced to their simplest expression.

Audi Skysphere Concept: info and official photos

The 4 rings have just presented this impressive concept car, during the elegance competition of Pebble Beach, called Audi Skysphere Concept.

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Concept cars at Variable wheelbase, We already knew. Renault was tried it last year, in the guise of the, in order to stage his future “zero broadcast” base. But if it put its elastic capacities for the benefit of additional batteries, with a view to improving its autonomy, the Ingolstadt roadster approaches this technological feat Under the prism of habitability, With the possibility of increasing the leg space. And this both driver and passenger side.

With variable geometry

In Short configuration (4.94 m long), The Audi Skysphere Concept can be tasted when flying in hand when, By lengthening its wheelbase on 25 cm, it turns into a level 4 autonomous convertible To delegate driving to artificial intelligence, on the highway. In addition to the widest place it offers to the gambettes of its passengers, this study puts A point of honor to prune any order likely to harm the tranquility of its pilot by retracting the steering wheel and the pedals behind the dashboard. The occupants then benefited from a Environment stripped of Art Deco accents, comfortably installed in enveloping armchairs covered with microfiber echo at the Ecological certified eucalyptus wood Capituating the cabin, in the same way as the synthetic imitation.

With or without the hands

A real cocoon in front of which stands all the same A huge connected touch slab, Inspired by the recent achievements of Mercedes, and barring the almost integration of the cockpit on more1.41 m wide for 18 cm in height. By learning that the electromotive of his racing car delivers a power of 465 kW (632 hp), The driver will quickly resolve to take precedence over the computer to use the 750 Nm of couple catapulting the whole from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 s. By the way, Skysphere will have taken care to lower the center of gravity with one centimeter to improve the agility of the chassis which resorts to Aluminum double triangulation axles at the front and rear, while the rear wheels are guidelines.

A very distant grandmother

If Audi’s official speech is trying to convince the general public that there is A filiation between his new baby and the Horch 853 roadster (Auto Union) From the late 1930s, winner of the Pebble Beach elegance competition in 2009, the neo-retro design has no right to quoted on the silhouette of this concept announcing the next stylistic guidelines of the brand. Like recent facies advocated by Peugeot, the reason for grille, here represented by LEDs, extends beyond the calendar cut, under optics reduced to their simplest expression.

Tribute to thermal engines

From the distant cousin Horch, Skysphere mainly takes up the impressive proportions Based on a very long hood opening laterally in two parts to house two golf bags, specially developed on this occasion. This is also the case with Duo of travel bags held by straps stretched on the cross who are exposed under the glass behind the passengers. We can see in this staging a wink at certain thermal engines exposed to everyone’s eyes in the rear central position, under a stabilizing bar, in the purest spirit of the Audi R8.

Soon on our roads ?

At the beginning of September at the Munich Salon, you will discover the Limousine Audi Grandsre, Second member of a concept cars trilogy which will end in 2022 with the revelation ofUrbansphere, more city dwellery in the soul. Then we will have to wait By 2024/2025 so that these promises are materialized on serial models.

Video presentation – Audi Skysphere Concept: transform it

After being unveiled in Pebble Beach in the United States last year, the magnificent concept Car Audi Skysphere is in Paris this week on the occasion of the Living Room. The opportunity to discover an extraterrestrial machine that lengthens at will and allows the ultra-sporting roadster to transform into an ultra-comfortable autonomous car.

Skyspher, the roadster that

No need to take your dreams for realities. No need to imagine yourself behind the wheel of this Audi SkySphere roadster by going to visit the living room Vivatech where it is exposed until Saturday evening. Because of the admission of its creator, designer Gaël Buzyn, it is a concept because that will never be made in series. Even if, to console us, this director of the brand’s style office in Malibu in the United States does not exclude the fact that certain elements will be found in the future on serial audi. But no question of seeing in this Skysphere, a future R8 or the next TT. This is only the dream of an ideal electric car, alas.

Video presentation – Audi Skysphere Concept: transform it

Because everyone dreams of a sports car, powerful, silent and perfectly drawn. And this German-American concept checks all these boxes. The long hood and the tapered rear side form a sober and aerodynamic set that the sharp angles of the profile is disturbed. A perfectly happy mixture of genres. To achieve this result, the Buzyn teams claim that they were inspired by the pre-war horrors, the creations of August Horch, the founder of Audi.

A long hood and doors to which we access by the

Certainly these cars of the 1930s had a very long hood, and like the Skysphere, their hinges of doors were located at the rear. But this is the only possible comparisons with the Roadster kneaded of modernity. Starting with the dozens of LEDs that adorn his grille. You can play it sober and use them sparingly, or you saw me by lighting the whole front. same wahou effect at the back.

Discreet lighting in roadster mode . And more spectacular in autonomous mode

In the passenger compartment of this Skysphere, even astonishment, and even curious mixture of sobriety and extravagance. The two seats are adorned with velvet and microfiber and the wooden fetches of eucalyptus and bamboo. This interior with bluish hues contrast with the dashboard which, from one edge to the other, accommodates a multimedia screen over 140 cm long. But why is he cut in half ?

A steering wheel and two slabs in roadster mode A retracted steering wheel and a unique 140 cm slab in autonomy mode

It is the secret of the 4.94 cm roadster which, with a simple gesture on a button turns into a autonomous GT. Thanks to two electric cylinders located on the sides, the car then lengthens 25 cm and lowers 10 cm to reach 5.19 m. While the car grows, the steering wheel retracts, the seats retreat automatically and the two screens meet to form only one and the same panel of more than 1.40 m. Thus lying down, the two occupants take advantage of a film or a video while the Skysphere wins them safely. A deserved rest after a roadster getaway.