Audi TT Super-Lightweight Model Under Development

Audi TT Super-Lightweight Model Under Development

Audi’s tiny TT sport coupe might be getting a serious performance boost soon, but not in horsepower. 

Instead, brand development boss Wolfgang Durheimer says the company is building a lightweight version of the car with targeted to be just a hair over 2,200 lbs. Achieving that would give it a lighter curb weight than cars like the Mazda MX-5 and would represent an almost 1,000-lb weight loss overall.

Despite that, the car is said to come equipped with a roll cage and a five-cylinder engine. Of course, official plans to build the car have yet to be signed off. If that happens, the car could offer around 360 hp split between its four wheels if it has the same TFSI five cylinder as the TT RS Plus pictured above.

SEE ALSO: Audi TT RS Plus Unveiled with 360-HP

If that happens, the car will be built of Volkswagen’s widely-implemented new MQB architecture which underpins the VW Golf, Audi A3 and many others.

[Source: AutoCar]


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