Audi RSQ e-tron concept takes starring role in Spies in Disguise movie
Audi has designed a new car but not only is it a concept, it won't even make it into physical form. This is the Audi RSQ e-tron: an electric, fully autonomous concept which is due to appear in the Twentieth Century Fox movie Spies in Disguise starring Will Smith and Tom Holland.
It’s a first for the Audi brand, in that the concept is designed exclusively for an animated film. It’ll be driven by the character Lance Sterling - a spy voiced by Will Smith - and features autonomous tech so he can focus on the task of top level espionage. Of course, being a spy car it’ll have the sort of special gadgets which every secret agent needs.
While the RSQ e-tron is purely a fantasy movie design, some similarities can be drawn to other Audi concept - and indeed production - cars. Several design features are familiar to the recently-revealed Audi PB18 e-tron concept: the huge front grille remains, but the RSQ features a much more steeply-raked nose.
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The grille is flanked by slim lighting elements stacked above aggressive strakes in the outer air intakes. The roofline is reminiscent of the current R8, while around the back there’s a full-width LED light bar and a vast rear diffuser.
It’s not the first time that audi has designed a car for a Will Smith movie: iRobot featured the RSQ: a vision into an Audi supercar of 2035, which bore a resemblance to the original R8 but which drove on spheres instead of conventional wheels.
Other concepts have been designed specifically for movies, too: Lexus designed the 2054 for Minority Report, Acura created a special NSX roadster for the Avengers movie, and of course there was the Aston Martin DB10.
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