The Audi R8 and TT already offer a good degree of performance from the factory, but Audi Sport is making it easy to extract more speed out of them with its new line of performance parts.
On both the R8 and the TT the aero kits are the most apparent change. They were optimized in Audi’s wind tunnel and in the case of the R8, the kit provides a significant 551 lbs of downforce at 205 mph. All of the components are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (though some parts for the TT are plastic) and all of them feature Audi Sport branding.
Further aiding in performance are sport brake linings that are less prone to fading than stock units, titanium brake carriers for the R8 and steel front brake discs and various brake cooling kits for the Audi TT. Both the R8 and TT are offered with two- or three-way coilover suspension kits as well, while sport tires further aid in handling performance on the TT. Rounding out the handling changes is a rear cross-member reinforcement bar for the TT providing improved rigidity.
Exhaust supplier Akrapovic has also designed an Audi Sport-licensed exhaust kit for the TT and TT RS with an ultralight muffler, saving weight and improving the sound of the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines.
Completing the performance parts lineup is an Alcantara-trimmed sport contour steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marking, carbon shift paddles, and a carbon rear cross brace for the TT. The rear cross brace also replaces the TT’s rear seats, saving a further 44 lbs and also improving torsional rigidity.
The Audi Sport line of performance parts will go on sale in Germany and surrounding markets in late summer. The automaker says additional Audi Sport parts for other models will eventually arrive as well. It’s not clear if they will arrive in the U.S.
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