Next-Generation Audi A2 by Design Student Luis Camino
“Everybody agrees on that the A2 will be based aesthetically on the Shooting Break concept, and the sloping up rear windows certainly wouldn’t look bad at all, as it shows on most of my otherwise retro looking sketches." Based on this comment, Luis Camino, a student from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco realised a few sketches for the next Audi A2.
he said that: "the overall design is Retro for two reasons. First of all, we haven’t seen the real Auto Union grille since the project Rosemeyer, as well as the matching unaggressive descending lights last seen in the recently retired first-generation A2, but luckily now present again in the 2006 TT’s taillights. Secondly, specifically at the rear, because I both owered the taillights’ top line that blends into the back door’s side shutlines, making it all glass down to the bumper; and separated the license plate depression from the bumper’s top line, all in order to retrieve that bold nineties feel of the RS2 which in turn reminds of the S1."
"These are a few examples of the many ways an Audi can be designed by carefully playing with the possibilities and features found in the brand’s heritage. If there’s something new here, it may be how the beltline goes forward and turns near the grille, around the headlight, going then down the fender side and back in to the grille to form a cavity on each side of the front end This makes the shape of the main body/hood/grille even more evident. This is nothing radical, again, but as a designer there was no need to screw with the Audi design language."