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2017-04-28 08:37

AUDI'S LUNAR ROVER Not content with cars, Audi is building a lunar rover. It's called the Audi Lunar Quattro and will make its debut in the new sci-fi film 'Alien:Covenant'. Image: Youtube

German - Not content with cars, Audi is building a lunar rover.

Since 2015, the automaker has been collaborating with engineering firm Part-Time Scientists, led by CEO Robert Bohme, to develop the rover and send it on an actual mission to the Moon.

The rover, called the Audi Lunar Quattro, will make its debut in the new sci-fi film 'Alien:Covenant'.

READ: Alien: Covenant is the stuff nightmares are made of

Film debut

Audi said: "The Audi lunar quattro is a technical masterpiece of moon exploration, jam-packed with the latest Audi technologies: high-strength Audi lightweight construction, paired with intelligent quattro drive technology and an efficient e-tron motor powered by an Audi solar panel, provide the rover with everything it needs.

"Aside from the appearance in the film, an actual trip to the moon, which will attract attention far beyond the limits of Hollywood, is fast approaching for the Audi lunar quattro. Audi has supported the team surrounding Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of the Berlin-based start-up Part-Time Scientists, since 2015. The aim: Mission to the Moon – the exploration of the 'eighth continent'."

Watch the trailer below: We've added more images below the clip

Image: Audi

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