Audi turns 100, starts designing amazing pianos

Audi is celebrating 100 years since its founding in 1909, and as such it has set its German designers loose creating all kinds of awesome stuff. One such bit of awesomeness is the Bösendorfer Audi Design Grand Piano, with its Batman-black cowl and sleek curves. The designers didn't want to mess with the traditional acoustics of a grand piano, and as a nod to the piano's already masterful shape kept that mostly intact.

"The limitations we faced were necessary as a means of stimulating our creativity," Audi Group Design lead Wolfgang Egger said in a press release, "The project was a useful source of experience for our young designers, and will benefit them later when they work on car design."

Hey, why not? If BMW can get away with designing breathtaking computers, we don't mind an awesome piano from Audi. Check out more of the Bösendorfer in the gallery below.

Autoblog, via Auto Motto