RSQ concept car was unveiled to awaiting eyes in 2004 at the
New York International Automobile Show. Even though the Audi RSQ
has a wildly futuristic design, people still recognize the car as
an Audi especially when viewing front end with single frame grille.
The RSQ is
the first car that Audi has designed specifically for the movies.
The Audi RSQ was developed for "I, Robot" starring Will
Smith, set in the year 2035. Based on a short story collection
by Isaac Asimov, the movie employs spectacular visual effects
and the Audi RSQ sport coupe is neatly integrated into those effects.
One of the
most unique features of the Audi RSQ is that it has no traditional
wheels or tires. The RSQ has four spheres in place of wheels that
it motors upon. The Audi RSQ also has unique gull-wing doors mounted
on C-posts towards the rear of the vehicle, which, when opened
adds to its dramatic appearance.
glass fiber body wraps around the spherical wheels and the lunar
silver paint with a bluish tint helps achieve the futuristic look.
When the lunar paint is exposed to bright light it appears golden
due to the "flop effect".
The Audi RSQ
is a 2-door, 2-seat, mid-engine sports coupe with all-wheel drive
and a 6-speed automatic transmission. As one might expect from a
future car, this concept vehicle is powerful as well. The Audi RSQ
has a 5.0 liter, 610 hp twin-turbo V-10 engine with 553 ft.-lb of
torque. Estimated acceleration from 0 - 60 is 4.0 seconds.
The one aspect
missing from the Audi RSQ is the hydrogen fuel tank to power the
vehicle as by the year 2035, surely most vehicles will be converted
to hydrogen by this time. But, all in all, the Audi RSQ is one
of the most exciting concept cars
to be unveiled within the past 5 years.