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Monday, January 10, 2022

The one and only Audi Rosemeyer Concept

The One When you talk about the cars that use W16 construction engines, maybe you will think of the name Bugatti Veyron or Chiron. But before the Bugatti duo came to the fore, it turned out that there was one car that previously used a W16 engine as well and is known as one of the first supercars made by Audi.
The Audi Rosemeyer concept car was created to pay tribute to the Auto Union Silver Arrows (German: Silberpfeil), driven by the legendary German racer, Bernd Rosemeyer. (Picture from: Audi)
So, let's not be curious, let's get acquainted with the Audi-made concept car named the Audi Rosemeyer. As quoted of Motor1, the Audi Rosemeyer concept was first exhibited to the public at the Autostadt Building, Wolfsburg, Germany on June 1, 2000 ago.

"The Audi Rosemeyer introduced at Autostadt, Wolfsburg is not a ready-to-drive prototype. Also this concept car was not made to enter the production line," explained Audi at the time.
2000 Audi Rosemeyer concept posed along with its ancestor racing car, the Auto Union Silver Arrows. (Picture from: GridOto)
The Audi Rosemeyer concept car was created as a tribute to the Auto Union (the forerunner of Audi) race car called the Auto Union Silver Arrows (German: Silberpfeil), driven by the legendary German racer, Bernd Rosemeyer. This can be seen from the Audi Rosemeyer's grille which is intentionally made to resemble that one attached on the Silver Arrows.
2000 Audi Rosemeyer is powered by a large displacement, mid-mounted W16 engine, which develops 700 hp and featuring Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Likewise, the car naming is taken from the last name of those German legendary racer, Bernd Rosemeyer as a form of respect. Furthermore if you look in more detail, you might think that the Rosemeyer concept at first glance looks a bit like the Bugatti Veyron. The reason is, the Audi Rosemeyer concept car looks to have a grille design that is somewhat similar to the typical Bugatti grille.
The Audi Rosemeyer Concept doesn't have any other color on the body, and only presented in typical aluminum color. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Then the design line of the Audi's concept car also when aligned with the Veyron also at first glance looks similar. Perhaps what makes the Rosemeyer different from the Bugatti Veyron is seen in its rims and five rounded headlights.
The interior of the Audi Rosemeyer features retro and modern design in total harmony made of materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum as one of the hallmarks of the racing car style of the 30s. (Picture from: Supercars)
As quoted of Motor1, if you look closely, the front view of the Audi Rosemeyer concept car looks like a face with an anxious and sad expression, even though it actually has great power. This concept car is powered by an 8 liter naturally aspirated W16 engine that produces power of 710 horsepower and a maximum torque of 760 Nm.
There is something strange about the Audi Rosemeyer, it has no rear view mirrors instead two cameras located on the roof which are able to see around through the monitor screen inside the cabin. (Picture from: Carthrottle)
For your info, this is the same engine unit that is now used in the Bugatti Chiron after having many modifications. You can imagine the performance of this machine, the beasty power came out from the engine is then channeled to all-wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Design similarities between the Audi Rosemeyer concept (above) and the Bugatti Veyron (below). (Picture from: GridOto)
For those of you who are curious about the Audi Rosemeyer overall appearance, you can immediately watch the following video:
If asked about its performance, the Audi Rosemeyer concept is claimed to be able to be driven up to a maximum speed of 350 kph. Unfortunately, this Audi-made concept car wasn't be mass-produced due to the Audi Rosemeyer concept car was not created for the sake of a super car. The Audi Rosemeyer was built to commemorate the legendary Silver Arrows. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUDI | IDMOTOR1 ]
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