I fell in love with concept cars because of their innovative technological advancements, futuristic approaches and amazing designs. The Audi Onix concept is a marvelous supercar to behold, with its killer machinery and the revamped exterior that are beckoning to entranced onlookers.
This Audi concept, on a league of its own, is a mean street machine meticulously created by a prolific 3D designer, Andrus Ciprian, whose earlier design works included the conception of the Hummer HB, Mazda RX-Z and Dacia MC concepts. The vehicle is propelled by a hybrid drivetrain, which comprise two 114 hp (85KW) electric motors and a mid-mounted V12 gasoline engine. The additional power which is generated when the car brakes, is stored away in its optimized flywheel accumulator, situated between the two (2) electric motors. The stored energy is used to increase the vehicle’s output whenever there is need for it. The power generated by the V12 gasoline engine is sent to the car’s rear wheels, while the electric motor-generated power is reserved strictly for the front wheels. The beauty of Andrus’ innovative design is his incorporation of the reserved electricity that especially supplies power to the front wheels, and the two (2) V12 engines that generate power to the rear wheels. So, it can be rightly said that the Audi Onix is a hybrid car with a unique twist to the technology.
The Onix concept is a futuristic hybrid car that borrows from some of the previous prominent models of Audi – drawing from their inspiration and awakening a sense of nostalgia in Audi enthusiasts. Many admirers of the design have likened the design with two of the most loved and sought after cars, Bugatti Veyron and Audi TT, and there are good reasons for their comparisons. Actually the designer confirmed that it is an adroit fusion of the two (2) likeable designs of Audi and Bugatti models that gave birth to the Audi Onix concept car. Adding a CO2 emission-free electric motor to the usual fossil fuel energy is a noble pursuit, but realistically, finding its way to notable racing tracks might still take a very long time to accomplish.
Even though the Audi Onix concept was created as an imaginary competitor of the popular Porsche 918 RSR hybrid car, it is apparent that the design was conceived as a racing car. It is a true racing sensation that integrates our love for fast cars with our green passion for hybrids that are powered by electric motors and traditional fossil fuels. The concept is a car creation that points us in the direction of clean and green racing, with its traditional V12 gasoline engine, combined with the electric motors to significantly reduce carbon emissions on the tracks.
There are some bodywork lines and features of this automobile design that remind us of other models of Audi, such as the e-tron, R8 and TT concepts. That notwithstanding, the configuration of its grille and headlights are familiar with those of several Seat models. Overall, the concept is a beautifully-designed purposeful racing car, with an orange graphic work done over the graphite paintwork that perfectly matches the vehicle.