Russian designer takes Audi into future with Quattroflex
The basic concept is two cylinders, front and rear, that house the mechanicals, with the passenger area slung between the two over a variable platform. A control joystick is used and centrally mounted to allow right or left hand drive on the same vehicle. Flexible materials would allow not only the wheelbase to expand or contract, but also for customizable seating with chaise-like sheets that can allow drivers to assume any position from perfectly upright in cargo-hauling situations, to fully reclined for relaxing cruises.
While it resembles a horseless carriage more than a futuristic Audi, the designer says that was intentional. Focusing on a theme of "Emotion in Motion", he wanted to unite interior and exterior while adding a bit of the romance of old-fashioned buggy travel, all with some Audi design cues. Oddly, the horse-collar grille is nowhere to be found. Click the images here and after the jump for larger versions.
[Source: Cardesign.ru via Greg]
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