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2017 Audi Union racecar rendered

The 2017 Audi Union racecar has been digitally envisioned as a track-only, single-seater lightweight sportscar. Audi’s lineup keeps on growing as more and more niche models are added every year and now someone who is a fan of the brand has decided to spice up the company’s portfolio even further by rendering a modern version of the iconic Auto Union race cars of the 1930s.

2017 Audi Union racecar render
2017 Audi Union racecar render

Burov Art from Russia sees this racecar with a tubular spaceframe chassis while the choice of engine has been left open to interpretation, but the design is open to many possibilities from a four-cylinder turbocharged unit to a fully electric powertrain.

2017 Audi Union racecar render
2017 Audi Union racecar render

With huge lateral air intakes, the 2017 Audi Union racecar is envisioned as a mid/rear-engined track-only racecar carrying the Auto Union trademark but updated for the 21st century. The author wanted to create a minimalist, stripped down sports car mixing cues from an open-wheel single-seater such as the Ariel Atom with modern hot rods while trying to retain some of the Audi characteristics although the creator admits in this case it’s tricky to identify the origins of the vehicle.

2017 Audi Union racecar render
2017 Audi Union racecar render

All in all, it’s an interesting digital design exercise and maybe an Audi-only single-seater competition could be a boost for the company’s motorsport image.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.