The forthcoming science-fiction movie Ender's Game, starring Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, takes place in a high-tech world. So if movie-watchers are to be fully immersed in the story, every detail counts. That's why the computer-generated special-effects company assigned to the movie, Digital Domain, enlisted the help of Audi to design a future car that would fit seamlessly in the film's world - part of its $17.2-million investment in the movie.

Audi went all out, with Head of Audi Exterior Studio 1 Frank Rimili and designer Björn Wehrli assigned to the Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro's design, which is so thorough and cohesive that we wouldn't be surprised to see cars like it on the road three-quarters of a century down the line. Rimili doubts that, but is "absolutely sure" Audi will still be around in 2088.

Watch the making-of video below to see all of the work that went into designing a car that will never see the light of day - in the real world, that is. If you're a fan of science fiction or the novel on which the movie is based, head on over to a theater to watch Ender's Game, which opens on Friday.


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      Cabriofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      So that means in the future we ditch the coupes and all drive mini-vans? The future's very bleak indeed...
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cabriofan
        In reality we probably wouldnt even be "driving" anything in the future with autonomous people transporters. What a twist!
      Bernardo Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      why are you guys comparing it to the one on i.robot??? Ooh wait, yes I see it now they both have the audi logo, yep, seriously go see the Audi RSQ the only resemblance are wheels and even on that they really different. People are so blind this days...
      Sam
      • 1 Year Ago
      HOW DOES IT TURN?
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL. From the side it looks like a boom box
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      And somehow it still looks just like their cars from iRobot
      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like they took the "Lexus" from I, Robot and just added more lights.
        Hek!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rotation
        The "Lexus" in I, Robot was the Audi RSQ.
      Ferris Macau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who are they kidding? This is a hack job done by an Audi intern.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      So after Peter Schreyer left Audi, they couldn't find a replacement? Next, they will copy the cars from Fifth Element http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/2/25/20130512120037!Valerian_FifthElement2.jpg
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dejavu Not much has changed since irobot
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't Tom Cruise drive one in Minority Report?
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