In celebration of Audi's centenary, a giant Audi TT was unveiled last Friday in Ingolstadt by Dr. Werner Widuckel, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at Audi AG, and Mayor of Ingolstadt Dr. Alfred Lehmann.
The giant TT is composed of glass-fiber laminate and Neopor foam and features 150 square meters of painted surface. The structure, already shown in Berlin, Beijing, Honk Kong and Munich, is 10.2 meters long, 4.5 meters wide, 3.25 meters high, weighing about 10 tons.
We're delighted that this car has found a new home in this prominent and highly frequented traffic junction in Ingolstadt, Widuckel said at the official presentation of the sculpture.
From now on, the sculpture will both adorn the center of the Audi roundabout and serve as a symbol of the company's strong ties with the city and region. First shown at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 2006, the sculpture was originally produced for the Germany - Land of Ideas initiative.
The TT sculpture will be a true landmark for all of the drivers coming from Neuburg and Eichstatt. It gives the entrance to our city a modern face, said Mayor Lehmann, who sees the new Audi roundabout as a symbol of the city.
Mayor Lehmann remarked that the massive Audi TT sculpture that’s standing at Ingolstadt will become a landmark for all drivers travelling from Neuburg and Eichstätt. He added that the sculpture gives the entrance to Ingolstadt a modern face.
Lehmann considers the sculpture a symbol of the Ingolstadt region being an attractive location. The unveiling of the TT sculpture is a prelude to the "100 years of the Audi brand" anniversary celebrations. In fact, a major ceremony – to be graced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel – is scheduled on July 16 at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt.
A day after, the "Die Fantastischen Vier" band will be at the city for the "Audi Rocks 100" party. On the 18th, a number of cars from Audi's rich racing history are scheduled to complete a lap at the historic Donauring circuit. Lastly, Audi will hold a free concert in Ingolstadt's Klenzepark on July 19, featuring the Czech Philharmonic Choir and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.