The 2008 Auto Union Type-D concept was created by Lukas Vanek, a young designer from the Czech Republic. He is a graduated student of the Europeo di Design (IED) in Torino, Italy.

The 2008 Auto Union Type-D concept is a modern interpretation of the old Auto Union race cars from the 1930s. These cars, piloted by some of the best racing drivers in the world, were at the cutting edge of automotive technology. The supercharged engines developed nearly 550 horsepower, and could spin the rear wheels at over 100 mph. In the hands of drivers like Hans Stuck, Tazio Nuvolari, and Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union cars won many Grand Prix races.

The body of the 2008 Auto Union (Audi) Type-D concept is constructed from two different materials. Carbon fibre composite provides the structural support and rigidity, while a metal skin gives the exterior an authentic, simple finish. Behind the single, central drivers seat is a 6.5 litre twelve-cylinder engine producing 650 horsepower (478 kW). The proposed top speed for the Audi Type-D concept is 186 mph (300 km/h).


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  (520) posted on 07.12.2008

nice looks, i bet it will go great on a circuit, if they build it smiley

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