Designed by recent Europeo di Design graduate, Lukas Vanek, from the Czech Republic, the Auto Union Type-D concept reinterprets the old Auto Union race cars from the 1930s with contemporary design and high-tech materials.

Designed by recent Europeo di Design graduate, Lukas Vanek, from the Czech Republic, the Auto Union Type-D concept reinterprets the old Auto Union race cars from the 1930s with contemporary design and high-tech materials. With carbon fiber composite as the inner structure, the exterior uses sheet metal for an authentic simple finish like the originals.

Continuing with tradition, Vanek proposes a 6.5 litre twelve-cylinder engine producing 650 horsepower (478 kW) sitting behind the single driver's seat. Considering 70 years has passed, this isn't too far off from the original 550 horsepower supercharged engines that powered these Grand Prix cars to over 100mph.

Styling elements like the central LED taillight strip, exposed carbon fibre centre spine, and barely visible carbon fibre rear spoiler tucked under the tail give the car a very modern feel. The large wheels have also been cleverly styled. The low profile tires with their unique tread pattern help to bring the Type-D into the 21st century.

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