Have you ever wondered how a Jaguar Land Rover designer envisions an Audi of the future? Don’t ask me anymore Jordan Gendler did just that. He chose a good working base because his sources of inspiration were the original TT and the Rosemeyer, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular Audi models of modern times.
The end result is an imposing grand tourer with a five-door layout and an avant-garde exterior design. It was envisioned with rear suicide doors and an extremely small greenhouse due to the heavily sloped roof line influenced by the concept powered by Veyron from 2000. Rosemeyer signals continue with the wheel design and wide tail lights , while the prominent wheel arches are a nod to the Tourist Trophy.
It gives us the impression of an oversized TT of the future, perhaps wearing the E-Tron badge. The artist does not say what would power the imaginary GT, but it would be more logical to have an electrical configuration. That said, the rear seems to host two exhaust tips suggesting that an internal combustion engine could be hiding under the long and imposing hood.
Speaking of the front panel, the four light rings are completed by a quartet of round LEDs mounted low on the bumper. The front represents a departure from the TT Mk1 and Rosemeyer and we are intrigued by the full-width notch that divides the car in two. Not only at the front, but also on the sides and rear. The lower section appears to have a carbon fiber look and the side cameras have been integrated into the side notch to allow for a cleaner look.
Jordan Gendler also considered a racing car variant of his GT concept, with a giant rear spoiler and a massive diffuser. The track-oriented derivative has a prominent front splitter that could easily be used as a snowplow, while the side profile shows that the rear doors have been abandoned. The front wheel arches have a flat upper section with inlets for better air circulation to cool the brakes, and the wheels themselves are different from what you’ll find at the rear.
To get back to earth, the closest thing in Audi’s portfolio should be the E-Tron GT, although the production version won’t debut until the end of the year. The sister model of the Porsche Taycan will not be as striking as this GT concept, but nevertheless, the homonymous concept of 2018 has shown that it will have an attractive appearance.