Audi Lu­nar Qu­at­tro

Cel­e­brat­ing its film de­but in block­buster Alien: Covenant

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Di­rec­tor Ri­d­ley Scott in­te­grated Audi’s lu­nar Qu­at­tro into his lat­est sci-fi block­buster “Alien: Covenant”. The movie pre­miered world­wide in May and Audi lu­nar Qu­at­tro may soon em­bark on ac­tual space mis­sions af­ter its movie de­but.

In­cor­po­rat­ing the Audi lu­nar Qu­at­tro into the film was the best way to gar­ner at­ten­tion to the moon rover de­vel­oped by Audi. “Fox’s part­ner­ship with Audi on ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an op­por­tu­nity to bring to the fore­front the in­no­va­tive work Audi is do­ing in ex­plo­ration,” said Zachary Eller, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Mar­ket­ing Part­ner­ships at Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox. “We’re happy to con­tinue our long re­la­tion­ship with Audi that has al­lowed our film­mak­ers to in­cor­po­rate au­then­tic, lead­ing-edge tech­nol­ogy into their fu­tur­is­tic worlds.”

Cur­rently, the Audi lu­nar Qu­at­tro is still un­der­way to head for ac­tual mis­sions to the Moon. Since 2015, the pre­mium man­u­fac­turer from In­gol­stadt has worked with a team led by Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of “Part-Time Sci­en­tist”, on de­vel­op­ing the rover. Audi ex­perts also sup­ported the Ber­lin-based startup by bring­ing in Audi’s all wheel drive ex­per­tise (Qu­at­tro tech­nol­ogy), light­weight con­struc­tion ex­per­tise and the ex­pe­ri­ence to de­velop ve­hi­cles with elec­tric and plug-in hy­brid mo­tors (e-tron).

With the se­lec­tion of best ma­te­ri­als, de­vel­op­ers are able to re­duce the weight of the ex­plo­ration ve­hi­cle to just 30kg. The Audi lu­nar Qu­at­tro is made up of 85 per­cent alu­minium, pro­duced by the 3D metal prin­ter at Audi’s head­quar­ters in In­gol­stadt. A piv­ot­ing so­lar panel sup­plies the rover with en­ergy and on top of that, there is the in­tel­li­gent qu­at­tro drive tech­nol­ogy and ef­fi­cient e-tron mo­tor.

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