Future Audi Design (Sort of)

Gary S. Vasilash

This is Audi designer Frank Rimili and his design colleagues looking at the “Audi fleet shuttle quattro,” a vehicle they developed for the film Ender’s Game, which is set some 75 years in the future. The vehicle is entirely virtual, not a physical model. Speaking of the vehicle, Rimili said, “Designing the Audi fleet shuttle quattro was similar to customizing a tailor-made suit. We adapted it to the requirements of the world in Ender’s Game and at the same time had to take car to preserve our brand values.”


Audi Ender 1

Here is what they are looking at, evidentially an interpretation of “quattro” that is putting power directly at the four corners of the car:


Audi Ender 2

This is what the digital car looks like:


Audi Ender 3

In the film, actors drive. But because this fleet shuttle quattro is purely digital, they couldn’t drive it. An Audi A7 Sportback is used for the “real” driving:


Audi Ender 4

Then the fleet shuttle quattro was put in the film in post-production.

The future, evidentially, is now.