A surprise debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the production Audi TT was overshadowed by a concept version of the car showcasing the potential of the new model.
While customers will soon be able to order a 320-hp TT-S, the not-yet-for-sale TT quattro sport concept, “embodies the dynamic potential of the new Audi TT in its purest form,” by delivering an astonishing 210 hp per liter of displacement.
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With a turbocharged 2.0-ltier 4-cylidner under the hood, that results in 420 hp total. Full power is available at 6700 rpm, while torque of 332 lb-ft comes on from just 2400 rpm all the way up to 6300 rpm. Better yet, a full 221 lb-ft is available as of just 1900 rpm.
Combined in a package that weights just 2,963 lbs, the TT quattro sport concept can hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
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While the car is naturally light due to its new platform, additional weight has been shed by stripping the interior of unnecessary components like armrests and speakers.
A racing-inspired cockpit, the cabin features motorsports-style door pulls and four-point harnesses, with space in the trunk for two racing helmets. There’s also a flat-bottom steering wheel with the ignition button in bright red on it, while the gauges are fully digital on a 12.3-inch display.
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The design of the concept car is more dramatic than the production version with a larger grille and huge side air intakes as well as 30mm flared fenders and big 20-inch wheels. Plus, there’s slick carbon fiber accenting like the front splitter and a big rear spoiler.
“With our Audi TT quattro sport concept show car, we wanted to demonstrate what the new TT’s technology can do if you take it a step further,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development. “This car is designed for racing – an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”
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