As you may know, Audi is a huge fan of Hollywood, particularly science fiction movies based on comic books and novels. That’s actually how the magnificent R8 came about. It was first designed for the I,Robot movie. Now they are doing it again with this, the Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro, designed for the film adaptation novel Ender’s Game novel.
Unlike I,Robot‘s Audi, the Shuttle is fictional and the company’s first purely virtual model. It does, however, ponders the design of future cars. The technologically advanced world of Ender’s Game has affected the looks of the car, as reflected in the design.
In some ways it looks like an evolution of the I,Robot R8, what with the shape of its wings and those wheels, or whatever they are, that glow as the car moves forward. To digitally and seamlessly integrate the Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro into the futuristic environment of the film was a real challenge for Audi designers, director Gavin Hood and the production team.
“Designing the Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro was comparable to tailoring a made-to-measure suit,” said Frank Rimili, Chief Designer for the film project. “We adapted it to the requirements of the world in ‘Ender’s Game’ and, at the same time, ensured that we preserved our brand values. Ultimately, we were able to project our design philosophy perfectly onto the fictional world of the movie.”
Starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford, Ender’s Game is the story of an alien attack on earth. An elite team of futuristic special forces then join a couple of scientists for an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.