Audi Introduces TT Clubsport Turbo Concept at SEMA

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Boasting a 192-mph top speed and a zero-to-60 time of just 3.6 seconds, Audi has taken the TT to its limits with the clubsport turbo concept.

Introduced today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, the clubsport takes inspiration from Audi’s motorsports past. With a widebody kit that widens the TT by 5.5 inches, the makers were inspired by the Audi 90 IMSA GTO, which brought quattro AWD to the IMSA series back in the late ’80s.

The clubsport still makes use of Audi’s shiny new five-cylinder engine, but here adds an electrically assisted turbo to pump the power up to 600 hp. All of it is kept on the ground with some choice new aero bits, including an adjustable rear wing made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer.

Along with the clubsport, Audi is showing its R8 LMS GT3 race car. The early addition to the Audi Sport customer racing line first debuted in 2015 and shares 50% of its parts with the roadgoing R8. With a number of titles to its name, the R8 LMS has taken top prizes at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, and recently at the inaugural California 8 Hour race, among many others.

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Finally, for us mere mortals, Audi is also premiering its Audi Sport Performance Parts for the TT RS at SEMA. Offered as a way to push the RS model just that little bit further into the realm of the ridiculous, Audi is offering suspension, exhaust, and exterior upgrades.

Coilovers, chassis bracing, brake enhancements, and lightweight wheels are all offered for the Audi Sport customer with a taste for tracking. Like the TT clubsport, the Audi Sport Performance Parts also feature wind tunnel tested aero accessories designed to keep your TT RS firmly planted even at high speed.

A version of this story originally appeared on Fourtitude

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Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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