The Audi Rosemeyer is a concept car built by Audi, shown initially at Autostadt and at various auto shows throughout Europe during 2000. Although it was never intended for production, its striking design and highly sporting nature drew considerable attention to the brand, and many potential buyers highly anticipated a production version, to no avail.
The vehicle was designed to evoke emotion and garner attention, and was unique in that it combined elements of modern design with styling strongly resembling the former Auto Unions "Silver Arrows" Grand Prix racers, namely their 16-cylinder car driven by Bernd Rosemeyer, after which the car is named. The Rosemeyer concept is also highly reminiscent of the "Type 52" design study penned by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and Dr. Erwin Komenda in the 1930s as a possible road going version of the Silver Arrows, which never saw production.
Powered by a large displacement, mid-mounted W16 engine, which develops 700 horsepower (520 kW; 710 PS) and featuring Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system, the vehicle promised high performance to match its appearance. It was ultimately deemed unfit for production, both because of extremely high projected production costs, and Audi's unwillingness to create in-house competition with Lamborghini, which Audi had purchased during the 1990s. In some ways, Audi's Gallardo-based R8 could be considered the Rosemeyer's successor.
- 8,004 cubic centimetres (488.4 cu in) W16 5 valves/cyl mid-mounted engine
- 1,480 horsepower (1,104 kW; 1,501 PS)
- 1,330 newton metres (981 lbf·ft) @ 9,000 rws
- Top speed: 420 km/h (261.0 mph)
- ^ "Audi Rosemeyer - Silver Arrow". Segura Inc. CarType.com. 2000. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- ^ "The forgotten Audi supercar that was never built". Gawker Media. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
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Audi Rosemeyer Concept
|Engine||8.0 litre (8004 cc) W16 midmounted engine|
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The Rosemeyer is a concept car built and shown by Audi during 2000 at various auto shows throughout Europe. Although it wqs never intended for production, it's striking design and highly sporting nature drew considerable attention to the brand, and many potential buyers highly anticipated a production version, to no avail. Some people have also added it bears a striking resemblance to the Bugatti Veyron, as well as it using the same V16 engine.
The vehicle was designed to evoke emotion and garner attention, and was unique in that it combined elements of modern design with styling strongly resembling the former Auto Union's Grand Prix racers, namely their 16-cylinder car driven by Bernd Rosemeyer, for whom the car is named.
Powered by a large capacity, mid-mounted 16-cylinder engine making 700 horsepower and featuring Audi's quattro four-wheel drive system, the vehicle promised high performance to match it's appearance. It was ultimately deemed unfit for production, both because of extremely high projected production costs and Audi's unwillingness to create in-house competition for models from Lamborghini, which Audi had purchsed during the 1990s. In some ways, Audi's Gallardo-based R8 could be considered the Rosemeyer's succesor.
- 5 valves/cyl
- 78.71 hp per liter
- top speed: 217.5 mph
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Audi Projekt Rosemeyer, 2000. Inspired by the Auto Untion “Silver Arrow” grand prix cars of the 30s and named after their most successful driver, Bernd Rosemeyer. The concept was powered by a 700hp W16 engine which went into production in the Bugatti VeryonAudiProjekt Rosemeyer2000conceptretro styleprototypeW16design study180 notes
Horch 853 “Manuela”, 1937. A unique coupé version of the Horch 853 which was specially built for Auto Union GP driver Bernd Rosemeyer. The motorsport star was killed while attempting a world record run just a few months after he got the car. A replica of it is part of the Audi museum exhibition titled “Dynamic Sculpture – the Tradition of Sportiness and Elegance at Audi” which opens today (May 3) and runs until September 18. The exhibition includes 12 coupes dating from the 1930s to the present. It is believed the original “Manuela” coupe disappeared without a trace during World War II.
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Bernd Rosemeyer (14 October 1909 – 28 January 1938) was a German racing driver.
CareerBernd Rosemeyer at the Nürburgring in 1937.
His father owned a garage and repair shop where young Rosemeyer worked on motorcycles and cars. Having started by racing motorbikes, Rosemeyer became a member of the Auto Union racing team with hardly any experience in racing cars. This was later considered a benefit as he was not yet used to the handling of traditional layout race cars. The Ferdinand Porsche-designed mid-engined Silver Arrows of Auto Union were fast, but hard to drive, and only he, Tazio Nuvolari and to a lesser extent Hans Stuck truly mastered the 500 bhp (370 kW) machines. Rosemeyer was also a very skilled mechanic, so, like Hermann Lang of Mercedes, he was able to give good technical feedback to Dr. Porsche and development engineer Eberhorst to further develop the Auto Union cars further and set his cars up for races to make them quicker and easier to drive.
In only his second ever Grand Prix, at the daunting Nürburgring, Rosemeyer took the lead from the great Rudolf Caracciola and was almost in sight of the finish line when he missed a gear and was overtaken. However, in subsequent years he made up for this mistake by winning three consecutive races at the Nürburgring, one famously in thick fog. Later in 1935 he won his first Grand Prix at the Brno Masaryk Circuit in Czechoslovakia.
Whilst on the podium he was introduced to the famous aviator Elly Beinhorn. Their celebrity relationship was too good an opportunity to miss for the Nazi Party and Heinrich Himmler chose to make him a member of the SS, an 'honour' he would have been unwise to refuse. All German drivers were required to join the National Socialist Motor Corps, but Rosemeyer allegedly got away with never wearing a uniform.
Several sensational Grand Prix motor racing victories in 1936 and 1937 (also in the Vanderbilt Cup in the USA) made him popular not only in Germany. He won the European driving championship in 1936.
Budapest, Hungary 1936: Rudolf Carraciola (in front) before Bernd Rosemeyer
His marriage to Beinhorn added even more celebrity hype. It also made it possible for him to learn to fly a private plane. Before a testing session, he once used a now defunct airfield next to the Flugplatz section of the Nürburgring as a landing strip, and rolled his plane to the pits via the race track - in opposite direction.
His son Bernd, Jr. was born in November 1937, only ten weeks before his death.
Rosemeyer considered 13 to be his lucky number. He was married on 13 July 1936. 13 days later he won the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. His last Nürburgring victory came on 13 June 1937. His last race victory came at his 13th start of the 1937 season at Donington Park.
Fatal record attemptBernd Rosemeyer with the Vanderbilt Cup (1937)
Rosemeyer was killed during a land speed record attempt on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt on 28 January 1938.
Competing for the record against Rudolf Caracciola, Rosemeyer went out later in the day in his Auto Union streamliner, setting a new class record of 432 km/h (268 mph). In an effort to raise the record still higher, despite a report that wind was picking up, Rosemeyer took the streamliner again. After two preliminary runs he was on his third and final attempt at 11:47, when the car suddenly went out of control. Whether caught by a gust of wind or by an unforeseen aerodynamic effect, it skidded to the left onto the median, then right and off the highway, where it went airborne and collided with a bridge embankment. Rosemeyer was thrown out of the car as it somersaulted through the air; he died at the roadside.
The Rosemeyer memorial is south of Frankfurt at the Rosemeyer layby (German: "Bernd-Rosemeyer-Parkplatz") on the southbound side of A5 motorway at kilometer marker 508. At the south end of the layby a footpath leads west into the forest, where the memorial is located at 49°58′25″N 8°36′11″E / 49.97361°N 8.60306°E / 49.97361; 8.60306.
Audi honoured the 100th anniversary of Rosemeyer's birth by placing a wreath at the memorial.
Audi built a concept car, the Audi Rosemeyer, which combined elements of modern design with styling strongly resembling the former Auto Unions "Silver Arrows" Grand Prix racers, namely their 16-cylinder car driven by Rosemeyer, after which the car is named.
There is also a bronze memorial situated next to the entrance to the Donington Park Museum in Leicestershire.
Bernd Rosemeyer is buried in the Waldfriedhof Dahlem on Hüttenweg in Berlin.
In his birthplace of Lingen (Ems), Bahnhofstrasse, where the racer grew up, was renamed in his honor as "Bernd-Rosemeyer-Strasse". In addition, the city is the home of Motorsport Club "MSC Bernd Rosemeyer Lingen e.V. im ADAC", founded in 1964. The namesake "Autohaus Rosemeyer" at Lindenstrasse 7 closed its doors on 30 November 2003.
Major career victories
- European driving championship 1936
- ADAC Eifelrennen (1936), (1937)
- Donington Grand Prix (1937)
- Coppa Acerbo (1936), (1937)
- Czechoslovakian Grand Prix (1935)
- Feldbergrennen in Hochtaunuskreis (not at Feldberg in Black Forest) (hillclimbing) (1936)
- German Grand Prix (1936)
- Großer Bergpreis von Deutschland at Schauinsland in Black Forest (hillclimbing) (1936)
- Italian Grand Prix (1936)
- Swiss Grand Prix (1936)
- Vanderbilt Cup (1937)
Complete European Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
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- ^ Meinhold Lurz, "Denkmäler an der Autobahn—die Autobahn als Denkmal", in: Reichsautobahn: Pyramiden des Dritten Reichs. Analysen zur Ästhetik eines unbewältigten Mythos, ed. Rainer Stommer with Claudia Gabriele Philipp, Marburg: Jonas, 1982, ISBN 9783922561125, pp. 155–92, pp. 166–68 (in German).
- ^ AUSringers.com - Happy 100th to Bernd Rosemeyer
- Nixon, Chris; Beinhorn, Elly (1989). Rosemeyer!. Transport Bookman Publications. ISBN 0851840469.
- Elly Beinhorn: Bernd Rosemeyer: Mein Mann, der Rennfahrer. Herbig, München 2009, ISBN 978-3-7766-2598-1.
- Frank O. Hrachowy: Stählerne Romantik, Automobilrennfahrer und nationalsozialistische Moderne. Schriften zur Literaturwissenschaft, Verlag BOD, Norderstedt 2008, ISBN 3-8370-1249-2.
- Eberhard Reuß: Hitlers Rennschlachten – Die Silberpfeile unterm Hakenkreuz Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-351-02625-0.
- Jörg Reichle: Das Leben, ein Spiel. Vor 70 Jahren verunglückte der Rennfahrer und Nationalheld Bernd Rosemeyer. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 26./27. Januar 2008.
- Ludwig Remling, Die Anfänge der Rennsportkarriere Bernd Rosemeyers. In: Kivelingszeitung 2008. Hrsg. vom Bürgersöhne-Aufzug zu Lingen „Die Kivelinge“ e. V. von 1372, Lingen 2008, S. 149–155.
- Hans Langenfeld: Bernd Rosemeyer aus Lingen, ein Star der „braunen Dreißiger“. In: Jahrbuch / Niedersächsisches Institut für Sportgeschichte Hoya, 10, 2008, S. 242–262
- Peter Kirchberg (Hrsg.): Die Schicksalsfahrt, Verlag Delius Klasing, Bielefeld 2008, ISBN 978-3-7688-2505-4.
- Cesare De Agostini: Rosemeyer. L'asso invincibile. G. Nada Editore, Vimodrone 2009, ISBN 978-88-7911-475-2.
- Christoph Frilling, Elly Beinhorn und Bernd Rosemeyer – kleiner Grenzverkehr zwischen Resistenz und Kumpanei im Nationalsozialismus. Studien zu Habitus und Sprache prominenter Mitläufer, Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2009 ISBN 3-631-58836-4.
- Christoph Frilling, Die Pilotin und der Rennfahrer – Elly Beinhorn und Bernd Rosemeyer auf Gratwanderung im Nationalsozialismus. Verlag W. Dietrich, Reinhardtsgrimma 2009, ISBN 978-3-933500-10-6.
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|Preceded by Rudolf Caracciola||European Drivers' Champion 1936||Succeeded by Rudolf Caracciola|
|Preceded by Hans Stuck||German Mountain Climb Champion 1936||Succeeded by Hans Stuck|