Design student Luke Rittwage has brought back to life the 1938 Auto Union Type C.

Design student Luke Rittwage has brought back to life the 1938 Auto Union Type C.

On January 28, 1938, Bernd Rosemeyer passed away while trying to establish a new speed record. His 520 hp (388 kW) car was pushed from the roadway by a gust of wind while travelling at a speed of 429 km/h (266.57 mph). It's been 75 years since the accident and now a modern interpretation based on the original design plans of the Type C has been virtually imagined with an electric R8 serving as foundation.

The vehicle is 4795 mm long, 2000 mm wide and 1090 mm tall, with a 2650 mm wheelbase. It has 18-inch wheels with 235/40 front and 285/35 rear tires. It comes with muscular front and rear fenders, retractable spoiler, a central driving position and "75" logos on the front wheel arches to indicate the time difference between the two cars.

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