TTAC Photochop: New Audi A8

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop new audi a8

Herr A8 is the last vehicle in the Audi line-up that's still displaying the “old” styling. In a strange way, it doesn’t look that old at all. Although I’m not an Audi fan, I always had respect for their flagship. It is so elegantly simple, with somehow atemporal aesthetics. And that is something that clearly differentiates it from the current competitors (See Bangled 7-Series and Maybacized S-Class). But consumers are slaves to fashion. Sooner or later, even naturally beautiful designs get “seasoned." We can only hope that the evolution of the A8 will be harm-free. In my little prediction of the Herr von Ingolstadt the Third I kept the original proportions (which are just perfect) and carefully applied some year 2010 make-up, trying not to lose the character of the original. I struggled not to make it look like an artificially increased A4. An original touch: lowering the Audi trapeze grille so that the underide will look like part of the spoiler. For the rest of the details, I’ll allow the image to speak for itself.

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  • Jurisb Jurisb on Mar 01, 2008

    Almost forgot, VW just called. They want their mirrors back.

  • Andrei Avarvarii Andrei Avarvarii on Mar 01, 2008

    Actually the wheels are "copy-pasted" from the 2003 Nuvolari Concept. I think they match the overall design. As for Mr. VW, it is unlikely he will ever get his mirrors back, as they are already spread throughout the entire Audi line-up. And they have a "finders-keepers" policy. About the door handles, although I prefer the looks of the old ones, I think they might use the new design that is more ergonomic and Brendino has a point there. As usually your feed-back is very pertinent and useful. If those are the only flaws of my rendering I am very flattered, but I am sure there is still a lot to discuss on the topic.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Mar 01, 2008

    Great job on this.... A shame that the A6 can't be this stately and sleek.

  • SherbornSean SherbornSean on Mar 01, 2008

    Great work. Beautiful and true.