Audi Lunar Quattro

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Audi teamed up with a Berlin-based group called "Part-Time Scientists" to compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Together, they created the Audi Lunar Quattro. Most of the rover's components are made from high-strength aluminum weighing just 77.2 pounds. With further development, they expect to decrease the weight using magnesium, while increasing its size. With a theoretical top speed of 2.2 mph, it won't be winning any races, but it will be capable of traversing the surface of the moon while taking detailed 3D images.

First published January 12, 2016: 3:44 PM ET

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