It maybe doesn't seem so but this car was complicated to build. I've had this idea for about 2 years now and ever since, slowly I was developing it, drawing sketches, making versions of it, actually treating the idea like I am doing a real living concept vehicle and finally here it is. So the main idea revolves around a futuristic family modular SUV. It actually is 3 cars in 1, depending on what you want from it. The basic model is a normal SUV, second one is a beach buggy and the third one a six wheel van. Of course it is a crazy idea like all concept cars since you have to have a big garage to store everything and no, I didn't get an idea from the fail called Citroen Pluriel because that car pretends to be a convertible but it's just complicated. This one doesn't pretend to be a convertible since it isn't. It just becomes a whole new car once you take something off or add something up. The name - Qi would mean Q for Quattro (or 4 wheel drive in Audi world) and "i" would mean innovative. When extension pod is applied to the model the name is changed to Q+Di or Quattro + Due (2 in italian) since the extension pod also has an engine. All the components would be carbon fibre so it would be tough and also easy to strip from the car (wide imagination, right?)
About this creation
Not all of the sketches are here, just majority of them. Also those 2 built models were the first ones. They clearly didn't turn out to be what I had in mind so they don't exist anymore. There was a third one as well but I forgot to take a picture of it before I crashed it. :)
That unusual look was my true intention. I think it looks futuristic enough. You can tell me otherwise if you like :)
I also wanted it to be close to Audi standards in some details so back lights and front lights at least look similar to what Audi does, I think.
Doors slide as visible, first the slide off from the chassis and then to the side.
Interior controls I did with translucent 1x2 tiles and custom stickers. Now for the first transformation. In order to turn this into a buggy the back part goes off by retracting the side windows, opening the boot door leaving the thick roll bars…
…Doors open and the upper parts of all 4 doors goes up and away.
Of course, the roof goes off as well leaving the car stripped and ready to roll on the beach.
I just had to do that romantic beach montage :)
The engine. I thought it would be nice if this one ran on hydrogen fuel cells and had 2 engines. One in the front and one in the back.
So there are actually 2 doors in the back. One smaller for the luggage part, connected to the bigger doors that open to reveal the luggage part and the engine.
The extension pod is a standalone unit with a series of connectors that fit the master vehicle. So in order for it to connect, the rear door of the vehicle has to open completely (2). When the pod is connected, 2 balance stands retract (4)
The back part of the pod closes and the vehicle's back door collapses to fit into the pod's roof structure
The pod was a tough thing to do also because it had to fit the vehicle and it had to look as natural as possible on the vehicle. It couldn't just look like a trailer.
Of course, the luggage space is now really big and the last picture shows connectors and the pod's engine so in reality the vehicle would become a 6 wheel drive van.