that car is just so damn beautiful, destroys the merc CL with its pontiac butt, makes the 6 series look like a toy, and imagine the sales audi would get as an A5 rather than theoretical A7 model (lower price range).....
I wonder what rupert stadler was smoking, Winterkons era gave us much better Audis...
after looking at it again today, I just cant make out what to think of the headlights, its sooooooooooooooo 1980's' mercedes E class like....
just my 2 cents, dont get mad if u love the car, I respect that too.
02-20-2007, 08:40 AM
i think it's pretty clear now that we won't be getting it- the a5 is the closest we'll be getting.
i like the A5, but it's no nuvolari. it's still better than the ugly BMWs and boring Benzes.
02-20-2007, 08:52 AM
that they changed every body panel and feature of the Nuvolari on this A5 production model. The TT is looking better to me after seeing these A5 preliminary pics ...
Not that the A5 is bad, its just that it feels like a letdown. It looks so ordinary and I cant see it standing out over the 335 and G35 Coupes that are running around. This just doesnt get the blood going, thats all.
Hopefully the performance is incredible...
02-20-2007, 09:33 AM
I love the Nuvolari Concept.
02-20-2007, 09:42 AM
02-20-2007, 10:25 AM
02-20-2007, 10:28 AM
I think if this car came out a couple years ago we'd be saying it was a clean design, not bland.
02-20-2007, 10:49 AM
The front is ok but not as nice as the Nuvolari. The rear end of the new A5 is what strikes me as not going with the flow of the car, specifically the tail lights... they just don't seem to wrap around smoothly with the flow of the curves of the car.
I do like the interior but I hope they offer more striking interior/exterior colors on this model.
02-20-2007, 10:52 AM
I think that Audi hit the nail on the head this time. This is one that will grow on people, and I think rather quickly.
Once everyone sees 'in the flesh' pictures and different colors, the dismay will fade.
02-20-2007, 11:29 AM
I think it has too many similarities to the new TT. The A5 has a more "elegant" look and will appeal to a broader audience. My two cents....
02-20-2007, 11:43 AM
You'll realize how dated the Nuvolari is. It was a great design study for the time but Da Silva's design language has matured brilliantly.
02-20-2007, 12:26 PM
**** I even think the B4 design was a classic, Audi based like 10 years of design on it. I heart le B4.
02-20-2007, 12:32 PM
I think the old TT is a classic design but park it next to a new one and the old one will look dated. Doesn't mean it's instantly ugly, just certainly less contemporary. Same with the B4 and B5, they're clean and classic designs but they look like old designs.
Have you seen the pics of the 997 parked next to the R8? The 911 is certainly starting to look dated too.
02-20-2007, 01:41 PM
and sorry, I don't think the B5 is classic at all. I love what the B5 did and the design still stands the test of time but I've never been a particular fan of it.
02-20-2007, 02:10 PM
John J Szobocsan
02-20-2007, 02:27 PM
that when the Nuvolari was designed Audi had yet to completely develop the MLP architecture. The new architecture changed the placement of the engine and other drivetrain components, thus the proportions of the vehicle. Changed proportions could have significantly altered the appearance of the Nuvolari.
The second reason is that the Nuvolari was a product of the previous design team managed by Peter Schreyer. The A5 incorporates the latest design language of Audi, the Nuvolari became the pinnacle of Audi's former design language.