Audi Launch Exploding Engine Video to Mark a Decade of the V10

By Paul Joseph

German luxury car makers Audi have marked the 10th anniversary of the iconic V10 engine that powers the Audi R8 supercar by creating a special video and poster.

Collaborating with renowned photographer and digital artist Fabian Oefner, the AudiCollection video features a blue Audi R8 supercar with an exploding V10 engine.

Oefner photographed each and every individual component of a dismantled 2017 Audi R8 from various angles, which was then digitally rearranged into a final image for the poster like a jigsaw puzzle.

Calling it the “slowest art we’ve ever built,” the video offers a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into creating the poster in a hyperlapse format.

In the video, Audi mechanics can be seen dismantling the R8 and its engine while Oefner meticulously captures everything.

“The series explores essential questions about the relationship of time and reality,” says Audi, “ultimately creating a visually rich rendition of a moment that never existed.”

The result is a 12.75” x 30” poster that is available on Audi’s website for purchase for $24.95.

Fabian Oefner is known across the world for his intriguing “Disintegrating” series in which he captures some of the most iconic cars with the unique perspective of them exploding into the smallest of components.

By Paul Joseph