Can you imagine being in complete control of designing the body of your car? That’s exactly what Audi are making into a reality with ‘partial matting’ – the ability to recreate individual images, graphics and writing directly onto the paintwork of your car, all with a special shimmer to complete the look.
Whether you fancy putting your signature, a picture of your children or even the crest of your favourite football team, Audi can help you to create the ultimate custom car. Dr Erhard Brandl, a paint expert from Technology Development, is one of the leading minds behind the project: ‘The basic idea is incredibly simple. We roughen the clear lacquer on the surface with a power-blasting process and, in so doing, create an image. But it took two years to implement. And without the amazing interdepartmental cooperation, we would never have managed it.’
This incredible new technology brings a whole new meaning to individuality in cars, and the possibilities are truly endless. So our only question is – what will it be? Your face on the bonnet of an R8? Your favourite quote on the side of an A4? Or how about your very own work of art across a sleek TT? Choose a model from Jardine Motors Audi, and the choice is truly yours.