Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The 2006 Audi R-Zero Concept

transport designer and two digital designers, Franck Levivier, Rémi Marchand and Pierre-Olivier Wagne from the International Design School, France, collaborated to build a concept supercar that could prove necessary at a period when the world would not be able to rely on oil as a power source. And as a result, the Audi R-Zero Concept car was developed. The design of the car was meant to possess the excitement factor, besides being environment friendly.

There are four separatein-wheel electric motors that projects 1091 horsepower. A line of batteries that are positioned just before the rear axle provides power to these motors. The electric drive train layout enabled the designers of R-Zero to take full advantage of the cooling airflow supplied by the grille at the front. There is a backbone frame which is hollow, and that runs across the horizontal length of the vehicle and channels airflow inside, through the front grille. Various objects like the brakes that are sensitive to temperature receives cooling air that gets distributed by this backbone frame. The air is then expelled out through the grille at the central rear.