This is a 3-seater sports car that I originally designed back in 1999 in 2d and as a small half gipsum scale model.
Recently, I wanted to test the capabilities of the new SubD modeling tools in Rhino 7, so I decided to create something organic that would otherwise take to long time to create with the usual NURBS tools. Not to mention the time required to modify the shape according to my taste. With SubD, editing the shape is extremely quick, because it uses Catmull-Clark geometry.
I used to call my design Audi R9 SS at the time, but now I changed its name to Audi Avus Zwei, as a tribute to the famous 1991 Audi Avus Quattro prototype used to showcase Audi’s advanced aluminum technology that the company pioneered in the early 90’s.
However, for my design I choose a few different material finishes instead of aluminum, such like titanium and copper. Optionally, the rocker panels could be painted in white, silver or any other colour in a similar fashion as the distinctive coloured side panels of Audi R8.