In about a month, Audi will unveil its fourth “Sphere” concept to join the first three presented last year. The first of which was a skyscraper, and this parent from Vietnam built one entirely out of wood for their daughter.
YouTube channel ND – Woodworking Art He is known for creating such art from porous materials and like most of his creations, it is an operable prototype with working lights and other mechanical parts.
The process started with the floor, which was probably the easiest part. The craftsman then started working on the mechanicals and wheels. The wooden car was powered by an electric motor and had a working steering wheel.
Judging by the curves of the two-seat Roadster EV concept, we’re sure the wood-replica bodywork was no cakewalk. The craftsman had to make sure that the shapes and proportions were correct. We also like that the smaller wooden version also came with front and rear lighting elements of the original Skysphere concept presented in August 2021.
After a few finishing touches and a total of two and a half months of work, the final product emerged. We thought it was great, considering the kind of materials the craftsman had to use. And while the original concept featured a variable wheelbase, the wooden version didn’t have that capability, which was fine because it would be bonkers.
As mentioned, the Skysphere is the first of the Sphere concepts aimed at previewing what the future holds for the Audi brand. The fourth will be unveiled on January 26 and will be called Activesphere. It will be part of Audi’s “Celebration of Progress” event.
It may take some time for Audi to introduce a production version of the Sphere concept, if at all – only the flagship Grand Sphere concept was ever for production. In any case, at least one kid from Vietnam can drive in wooden form.