Twelve cylinders, two turbochargers, a hybrid drivetrain, electronic all-wheel drive—pretty much the polar opposite of the back-to-basics Peugeot sports car below!
C H O P — This is one of my all-time favorite chops. I started with the Audi Rosemeyer Special concept, and extended it into a high-speed 4 seat luxury eco-hybrid with a W12 engine. Yes I did, lol. To illlustrate it's Autobahn-storming capabilities I included the Alps in the background—just like the mountains in the paintings of Southern Germany my parents brought home with them in 1960 when my dad retired from the Army.
Two years ago I worked up my 'bravado'—not an easy thing, lol, and I sent several of my chops in an email to Mark Stehrenberger, one of the best future-car illustrators in the world. I grew up with looking at his work in Motor Trend and other car magazines. I didn't expect to hear anything back from him, I mean he's so famous and so prolific, but darnit, I had a reply in less than 1/2 hour. He wrote back that he enjoyed my work and it was definitely magazine-worthy—especially a crazy car like this Audi. My year had been made! At the time I was posting at Motor Trend's forum every day, but not a single staffer ever commented on my work. It was really gratifying to bypass all of them and hear back from The Man himself!
Would a crazy high-speed twin-turbo W12 hybrid sports sedan for 4 passengers ever be produced for sale? I doubt it, which is all the more reason to create one in Photoshop. : )