That Audi has at least one former Minichamps employee on their staff in Ingolstadt likely won’t come as much of a surprise for scale model fans who watch the four ring brand. Be it their generous Audi collection offering, their support of niche manufacturers such as LookSmart or even their rich vintage offerings sold at their Museum Mobile, Ingolstadt has an obvious soft spot for the world in miniature. Even still, their most recent creation using miniatures takes their passion to a whole new level.
Another tradition at Audi is their focus on beautiful graphic calendars. The Audi Sport motorsport arm and Audi Tradition are but two divisions at Audi that create incredible calendars annually. This year, Audi has created another by creating highly realistic, captivating and sometimes haunting images that might fool even the most discerning eye.
Perhaps the most surreal of the shots created by Audi in its Miniaturkalendar is the November 2017 image. Depicted is the final design of the fabled Auto Union record-setting streamliners. There is no example of the car that exists today. Even more haunting is that this is the spec car driven by Bernd Rosemeyer when he was blown off the road at impossible speeds near Darmstadt on a closed stretch of Autobahn.
See more photography, including the making of process of these shots in the corresponding feature story we've run over on ChoiceGear.org. Find it here: choicegear.org/index.php/2017/03/03/audi-creates-incredible-photographic-calendar-using-scale-models/