Auto Union Type C Record Car Revived With Audi Stromlinie 75 Concept
Though he lost his life 75 years ago, while trying to set a new speed world record, Rosemeyer is still a popular figure and Luke Rittwage's concept car pays tribute to the driver and his Auto Union Type C Record Car.
A design student from Potsdam, Germany, Rittwage has brought the 1938 Auto Union Type C back to life through his Audi Stromlinie 75 Concept. A little shorter than it's ancestor, the vehicle is designed with an electric R8 in mind and, besides borrowing most Auto Union's cues, it sports a retractable spoiler.
To create the Stromlinie 75, Rittwage says he used the original plans of the Type C as well as a 1:18 scale model replica. The concept comes with "75" logos on the front wheels arches, which, according to its creator, "indicate the significant time difference between the two models and the timeless design of the original".
Born in 1909, Bernd Rosemeyer is considered one of the most famous German racing drivers. He won 13 major events between 1935-1937, and set two speed world records in 1937.
Story via Auto Motor Und Sport
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