Audi lunar quattro: Before going to the moon, you came to the movies

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The Audi lunar quattro celebrates its debut on the big screen in the science fiction film “Alien: Covenant”, which will premiere in world in May.

Experts from the brand with the four rings have collaborated in the development of the Audi lunar quattro with the German start-up “Part-Time Scientists”. Soon, the lunar rover will embark on a real mission to space.

Director Ridley Scott has cast the Audi lunar quattro into the cast of "Alien: Covenant," a new installment in his groundbreaking "Alien" franchise. The crew of the Covenant colonization ship, traveling to a remote planet at the edge of the galaxy, discover what they consider an unexplored paradise, but in reality, it hides a dark and dangerous world.

When they encounter a threat that exceeds what they could have imagined, they must attempt a harrowing escape. In its film debut, the Audi lunar quattro is an integral part of the Covenant mission and its mission is to help Faris (Amy Seimetz) navigate and assess the challenging and unknown terrain of a new planet.

As part of the collaboration, a short film created by Twentieth Century Fox, 3AM and Audi was shot on one of the largest sets in the film. It shows the Audi lunar quattro patrolling the ship's warehouses when it detects an unidentified life form and sets out to investigate what lurks in the dark. The Audi lunar quattro can be seen in action in this short film “Alien: Covenant x Audi lunar quattro”.



The Audi lunar quattro is ready for a real mission to the moon. Since 2015, the brand with the four rings has worked with a team led by Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of “Part-Time Scientists”, on the development of the lunar rover. Audi experts have supported the Berlin-based start-up, in particular with Audi's expertise in all-wheel drive systems (quattro technology), in lightweight construction, in the development of vehicles with electric motors and plug-in hybrids (e- tron) and with the optimization of the design.

By selecting the best materials, the developers have managed to reduce the weight of the exploration vehicle to just 30 kilos. The Audi lunar quattro is made from 85 percent aluminum, using 3D metal printing technology from Audi's headquarters in Ingolstadt. A rotating solar panel supplies power to the lunar rover, which also features intelligent quattro traction technology and an efficient e-tron engine. The automaker's "Mission to the Moon" is nearing completion: in the very near future, we will be able to see the evolutions of the Audi lunar quattro on the surface of the Moon.


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