Eric Kim, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California has envisioned the sleek and radical Audi Airomorph. For his senior thesis project, he decided to develop a very futuristic Audi endurance racer and he received input from Audi’s designer Kris Vancoppenolle who helped Eric create a Le Mans racer.
The vehicle has been imagined with adjustable fabric panels which improve the aerodynamics, representing a technology derived from catamaran racing. In an e-mail sent to Autoblog, Eric Kim said he started the project from scratch and said it shared a few similarities with the BMW Gina concept but without being a source of inspiration for the amazing design.
The Audi Airomorph has a body made out from a single piece of silver expansion-resistant material which has been stretched over a frame underneath. This interesting fabric is anchored at the wheels, front & rear section with movable cables while the hydraulic actuators are in charge of pulling the wires in order to shift the aero as necessary.
The side profile of the futuristic concept expresses a connection with the Audi R18 which has an arcing cockpit along with a fin at the back. The Audi Airomorph seen here features covered wheels while the front fascia is a bit rectangular and echoes the Audi R15.