• 2006 Audi R-Zero

    Audi R-Zero

The Audi R-Zéro illustrates that extreme performance and reason are not contradictory. If anyone thinks that an electric car is deprived of elegance and dynamism, Audi R-Zéro is a battery-driven vehicle that can fulfill dreams and arouse desires.

  • 2006 Audi R-Zero
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  • Engine:
    In-Wheel Electric Motors (4)
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  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    286 mph
  • Layout:
    front, AWD
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The initial purpose for the elaboration of this concept was to create a machine with demonic sensations by avoiding the immoderation and the inconveniences that we know of the current supercars, mainly in term of pollution. A concept with the image of a muscular sports car, the Audi TT, and with performance equivalent to that of the Bugatti Veyron, the whole works in harmony with our environment and must join the perspective of 2010.

Aside from the production of the batteries themselves, this car is respectful of the environment mainly due to its electric motorization. The system of electric motorization transmits the fabulous power and reactivity of the engine. It is in harmony with the ecological challenge and meets the needs of the present without compromising the capacity to satisfy the needs of the future generations.

The R-Zero is an exceptional supercar benefiting from an outstanding architecture. The electric motorization allows an original hierarchical organization of the streams of air in order to to control the behavior of the airflow around and inside the car. The structure of the aerodynamic flow optimizes cooling of the motor and the brakes, as well as generating steady aerodynamic support, all of which is synonymous for performance.

The "Back single frame" is not a free aesthetic subtlety nor deprived of functionality … An airstream connecting the 2 single frames (back and front) is present inside in the car : This structural column thus traverses the total length of the machine. Technique drove the design and the technical constraints were not subject to stylistic demands that, aside from the "Back single frame", we have created a product which forms part of the lineage of explosive motor vehicles. And in the end, we have an electric motor car which does not look like an electric car.

This concept represents a future prospect coming from students of the International School of Design, ISD France.

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
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  (5990) posted on 10.13.2006

umm tasty!

  (5990) posted on 09.29.2006

is this for real ???!!!!!!!!

  (5990) posted on 06.24.2006

Amazing, getting closer to the 300 mph mark is what we like to see, and with eletric.

  (5990) posted on 06.24.2006

That is how new Audi TT should have look like ! that is stunning beauty as much as the TT was back in the 90’s !

that is what we want Audi ... just do it !

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