Το όνομα του Audi A8 5.5 το πήρε από το 5(πέντε) Go και 0,5(μισό) Han, που δημιουργεί τη λέξη “gohan”, που στα ιαπωνικά σημαίνει ρύζι. Ανάμεσα στα πίσω καθίσματα υπάρχει μια κονσόλα, η οποία έχει σχεδιαστεί ειδικά για το υπερπολυτελές αυτοκίνητο και μαγειρεύει το “τελειότερο ρύζι που έχει γίνει ποτέ”, εξαιτίας στον έντονο εγκλωβισμό θερμότητας στο εσωτερικό της ιαπωνικής κατσαρόλα ρυζιού, που ονομάζεται Hagama.
Ο ιδιοκτήτης του αυτοκινήτου μπορεί μέσω μιας ενσωματωμένης οθόνης αφής να επιλέξει διάφορους τρόπους μαγειρέματος, ενώ η Audi προσφέρει μπολ με το λογότυπο της μόνο για περιορισμένο αριθμό τεμαχίων. Η τιμή του αυτοκινήτου δεν ανακοινώθηκε, γιατί προφανώς είναι πρωταπριλιάτικο αστείο.
Bonus! Η Skoda μετά το ShadeChange, παρουσιάζει και ένα ταχύπλοο, το VisionSea που βασίζεται στο VisionC concept. Πρόκειται για ένα υβριδικό σκάφος που θεωρητικά μπορεί να καλύψει απόσταση 980 ναυτικών μιλίων, με την Audi Αμερικής να μας παρουσιάζει μια αυτόνομη καρέκλα γραφείου.
Exclusive only for Japan, The Audi A8 5.5
“Vorsprung durch Technik” advances to a whole new level
Audi premiered their flagship car, Audi A8 in 2014 to achieve mature market excellence of Japan’s import automobile industry. In addition to the lineup of A8 3.0/4.0, Audi debuts the “5.5” model limited only in Japan. To respond to the high demands of our customers, Audi A8 5.5 strived to aim for the most satisfying model using world class, advanced technologies. The model name 5.5 was inspired from 5(five) Go and 0.5(half) Han, coming from the term gohan, which means rice in Japanese.
From the console, shines the pure-white perfection.
In honor of the Japanese rice-eating culture, the Audi A8 5.5 features the world’s first rice cooker in the rear sheet console. The rice cooker is exclusively designed on the basis of the unique performance of Audi A8’s 435PS?600Nm. From the intense heat convection inside the broad-brimmed Japanese rice cooking pot called, Hagama, it can generate heat directly from the core, cooking the perfect rice ever.
Innovated gourmet food technology in a sophisticated style.
With the touch screen menu panel, owners can select multiple cooking options. Through Audi’s refined, innovative technology, each and every owner can now customize any rice to their own taste of preference.
The one and only fine quality of soft rush grass (rice straw) selected carefully will grasp the owner’s heart instantly.
Audi’s innovative aesthetics creates the most comfortable atmosphere fitted for the Japanese climate. The 2,990mm long wheelbase interior is designed with tatami made out of the finest rush suitable for high temperature and the humidity in Japan. Enjoy the aesthetic features of Japanese culture with the new Audi A8 5.5
nder their growth strategy, the Czech car manufacturer, ŠKODA, has entered a new business sector. With the ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’, the brand presents their first thoroughbred motor yacht. The spectacular water sport racer designed in Mladá Boleslav is sure to make the hearts of recreational boating fans beat faster!
?The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ is taking ŠKODA’s passion to the water. The ŠKODA design team has created a razor-sharp, 10-metre-long water bullet, setting new standards in the speedboat segment with its expressively dynamic form, precision and appearance. The green-lacquered yacht has borrowed several design elements from the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ coupé study, such as the line of the cabin windows rising gently towards the rear. The exciting light and shadow contrasts from the side view draws together the razor-sharp waistline. All the surfaces culminate in three-dimensional sculptures, giving the boat its independent and powerful character. The striking tapered bow is somewhat reminiscent of a shark. The inward embossing in the stern also sets accents particularly pleasing on the eye. The first media reports have been extremely positive, calling thde innovation a ‘radical interpretation of the ŠKODA VisionC study’.
The characteristics that have made ŠKODA cars so popular have also been incorporated into their most recent business venture – the power yacht combines high functionality with an array of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions. The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ offers the most legroom in its class and storage options en masse. The lifejackets are stored in practical lifejacket holders under the seats. Standard on-board equipment includes, among other things, a height-adjustable leather steering wheel, two stainless steel bottle holders for 1.5-litre bottles, and an extra storage pocket for your tablet device. The pivotal water-ski hooks are also outrageously practical. From the bridge, the hooks can be released, extended and retracted again at the touch of a button. This means that nothing will slide around come high speeds or waves – and to make doubly sure, you will also have special cargo elements and anti-slip mats at your disposal. The specially designed sun visor coupled with an anti-dust chamois ensures that you will always have a clear view.
The Czech manufacturer has left nothing to be desired from the engines, propelling the ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ to the top of its class. The sporty motor yacht is equipped with the latest engine technology on board, and is ŠKODA’s first model an ultra-modern hybrid drive. Ensuring your unlimited sailing pleasure, the 132 kW / 180 hp turbo petrol direct injection and an e-motor with an output of 198 kW / 270 hp. These two engines set the standard in terms of weight, smooth operation and acceleration and form both a sustainable and dynamic drive unit along with the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG) specially developed for hybrid models. The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ can sail up to 50 nautical miles on the electric motor alone, and the total distance the innovative water sports racer can travel is around 980 nautical miles on both engines combined.