The massive monument is 35 meters (115') high and features a 1937 Auto Union streamliner and Audi's new R8 V10 sports car.
Audi has officially unveiled their 100th anniversary monument at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Located in front of Lord March's Goodwood House in West Sussex, the massive monument is 35 meters (115') high and features a 1937 Auto Union streamliner and Audi's new R8 V10 sports car. According to the sculpture's creator, Gerry Judah, "I wanted to design something iconic because this year is Audi's 100th anniversary. The sculpture had to have a celebratory theme and it also had to encompass the qualities of the Audi brand: sporty, prestigious and progressive."
Although the 44 ton steel structure looks relatively simple, Judah assures us that "...it's actually extremely complex, because the structure has to be rigid and completely balanced without the need for hundreds of supporting props." Built by 12 men in four weeks, the colossal monument is expected to awe and inspire more than 130,000 visitors.
Besides the sculpture, Audi will display several historic vehicles including a handful of Auto Union ‘Silver Arrows', a variety of early Quattro cars, and the legendary Le Mans winning R10 TDI.