Few days back we reported about a teaser image sent out by Audi, which looked like a possible A9 concept. Now, Audi has released another teaser, but this time in the form of a video, confirming it is an A9 concept. The concept car will be fully unveiled on November 18 during the first press day of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Developed under the direction of new Head of Audi Design, Marc Lichte, the video shows him talking about his first project at the company in this video. He explains that his passion comes from cars like the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO and the first-generation A8 and TT coupe. The A9 concept will give us an insight about the future new design language of the brand. Rumors suggest that the production A9 will come in 2017 and will be powered by a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo capable of producing 600 bhp .
Marc Lichte was born on August 9, 1969 in Arnsberg in the Sauerland region of Germany. He began his professional career at Volkswagen AG in 1996 while still a student at Pforzheim University studying transportation design. After joining the company, he worked as an exterior designer before being appointed Head of the Exterior Design Studio in 2006. At Volkswagen, Marc Lichte worked on production models that included the Golf 5, 6 and 7, the Passat 6, 7 and 8, the Touareg and the Phaeton.
It will be interesting to see how the new design Head of Audi will keep the famous Audi design language intact while moving ahead of the competition.