Audi K Type Streamliner Jaray 1923 by Autocult
As Speed did not matter!
Imagine that a car would drive
almost 35 km/h faster than the original vehicle just due to changes in its car
body design. In our time, this would be a sure selling point, but in 1923 it
was apparently not worth mentioning.
This is documented when Audi
presented its mid-size passenger car, the Type K – correctly referred to as the
Audi 14/50 hp Type K to the public for the first time at the 1921 Berlin Motor Show.
Visually, the car was kept in keeping with the times. This meant that straight
lines dominated the design. The mighty radiator grille with its two large
headlights on both sides resisted the wind just as much as the rectangular
In 1923, the pioneer of aerodynamics
in vehicle construction, Paul Jaray, took hands on the Audi K and shaped a new
car body according to his studies. In the zeitgeist of the early 1920s, the
body of the Jaray-Audi showed no resemblance at all to its commercially
available counterpart. From this point of view, there is still understanding
today when Audi’s management reacted very cautiously to the streamlined,
futuristic car. The managers must have been sure that such a revolutionary look
could not be sold in large-scale production. Even the increase in the top speed
from the standard 95 km/h to a remarkable 130 km/h would probably not have
convinced any buyer- speed was not a real selling point at that time!
|Audi K Type Streamliner Jaray 1923
|Concept Cars, Road
Limited edition of 333 pieces
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.