Audi just revealed the brand new Prologue Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014. Designed to preview a new design language for the German firm, some pundits suggest that it also previews an upcoming Audi A9 to top out the firm’s luxury range.
While Audi has yet to comment on these suggestions, X-Tomi Design has decided to render a potential production-spec variant of the Audi Prologue Concept in attempt to envisage how an A9 could look.
As for the real thing, its front end is characterised by a redesigned singleframe grille. It incorporates Audi’s four-ringed logo and compared to existing Audi models, is significantly wider and positioned lower than usual. Up close, the new singleframe grille uses a fine diamond pattern to add an extra sense of class.
Another key design element Lichte focused on was the headlights. They feature exceptional sharp lines and like the front grille, are wider and slimmer than other Audi headlights. Additionally, the new headlights feature Audi’s Matrix laser technology.
The sides are characterised with exceptionally clean lines as well as the large 22-inch wheels set in flared wheel arches. The wing mirrors are then made from aluminium and to ensure a clean design, no door handles are featured on the Prologue. Instead, the doors are opened electromechanically when the illuminated sensor surfaces are touched.
[Via X-Tomi Design]