Iranian Design Graduate Crafts a Sleek Audi D7 Concept

I was about 8 years old in 1978 when my parents traveled to Tehran, Iran to scout out housing—my father's company was transferring him and it was either to Tehran or to Butte, Montana. What would become known as the Islamic Revolution was already underway as Iranians were demonstrating against the Shah, but that didn't seem to deter the company. When the Shah bolted and the Ayatollah Khomeini came out of exile, that put the kibosh on our plans and sent us to the wayward hellhole of Butte for a couple years.

Despite strained (to say the least) diplomatic relations between Iran and the US, I've always had a soft spot for the country and its people.

For that reason I was really pleased to catch, at both and, the work of Kave Naser Bakht, an Iranian graduate of Industrial and Transportation Design. He designed the Audi D7 Concept for show at the the Kamal Aldin Behzad Gallery in Tehran in April.

Audi D7 Concept

Audi D7 Concept

I don't know about you, but that's the best-looking Audi I've seen in years.

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