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(from Audi Press
Release) At Audi, TT stands for undiluted driving
pleasure. The Coupé captivates the driver with its agility and
revolutionary design. Audi now offers something special for this
sports car's large band of aficionados: TT quattro sport is the name
of the new model in this successful car line. A car that embodies a
purist approach to driving enjoyment combined with stunning looks.
More output and less weight – coupled with the superior qualities of
quattro permanent four-wheel drive – are the key ingredients of
undiluted driving pleasure and perfect handling. The Audi TT quattro
sport is an authentic sports car that focuses even more strongly on
sportiness and driving fun than the regular TT. It both demonstrates
this through its performance and illustrates it through its
exclusive two-colour look.
More output and torque
The engine and
transmission have undergone extensive changes. The 1.8-litre turbo
unit now delivers 240 bhp (176 kW). The torque has been increased to
320 Newton-metres. The Coupé's road performance is very impressive:
the TT quattro sport accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds
and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h. Extensive technical measures
have been taken in response to the engine's gain in output. The
transmission casing for the four-cylinder engine houses the ring
gear of the six-speed gearbox adopted from the top-of-the-range TT
3.2. The bodyshell is the same as that of the 1.8T except for the
rear floor, which has likewise been adopted from the TT 3.2. This
has made it possible to switch the battery to the rear and thereby
optimise the weight distribution.
Powerful motor, powerful propulsion: the TT quattro sport has
quattro permanent four-wheel drive as standard, delivering
substantially more traction and safety than its competitors. The
sports coupé is in addition equipped with S line sports suspension.
Making light work: the
Audi TT quattro sport keeps a very close eye on weight –
conspicuously so, in fact, and in detail too. A mere glance inside
the Coupé is sufficient to confirm that its weight has been reduced.
The rear bench seat has been removed, instead of which there are now
a transverse brace and a net partition for securing items of
luggage. Audi has replaced the sports seats with superb Recaro
bucket seats that afford maximum lateral support. The TT quattro
sport has shed its automatic air conditioning for the sake of weight
reduction, and instead has a heating system that weighs twelve
kilograms less. Customers who would like to have the air
conditioning system can order it at no extra charge.
Compared with a normal TT 1.8T (165 kW), the TT quattro sport has
shed 75 kilograms, as a result of which it is even more agile and
fun to drive. The sports car's unladen weight is 1,390 kilograms and
the power-to-weight ratio is 5.8 kg/bhp.
Two-colour theme provides visual
The Audi TT quattro
sport is identifiable at first glance as a very special TT. The
striking two-colour finish is the most immediate evidence that it is
different. The roof is painted in Phantom Black pearl effect, and
the body is available in the pearl effect colours Avus Silver,
Misano Red, Mauritius Blue, Silver or Phantom Black. The colours of
the vehicle body are also echoed by the backs of the bucket seats.
The two-colour paint finish is the most striking visual change, but
many other details distinguish the TT quattro sport from other TT
The S line exterior package with its special bumpers and modified
side sills accentuates its sports appeal. At the rear, the diffusor
trim with its two black tailpipes is a particularly noticeable
feature. In keeping with the two-colour theme, the air inlets at the
front, the exterior mirror housings and the rear spoiler and
diffusor are in a contrasting colour.
The TT comes with large 18-inch wheels. The newly designed cast
aluminium wheels of 15-spoke design provide a glimpse of the red
brake calipers. The wheels are fitted with 235/40 R 18 tyres.
Exclusive materials for the
dominate the interior. The steering wheel, handbrake and gear lever
knob are trimmed in Alcantara, to match the Alcantara/leather seat
upholstery. There are provisions for retrofitting harness belts both
on the seats and on the vehicle body. The exclusive engraving on the
glove box handle is another utterly distinctive touch that makes the
TT quattro sport different.
The standard equipment includes xenon headlights and the luggage
net. The TT quattro sport's specification can of course be extended
by such items as automatic air conditioning, available at no extra
charge, or an exclusive radio or the navigation system.
The TT quattro sport is the most systematic interpretation yet of a
purist sports car philosophy in the Audi TT. It represents a perfect
blend of pioneering technology, exemplified by quattro permanent
four-wheel drive, and purist driving enjoyment.
The TT family
The successful TT car
line comprises two body versions: the Coupé and the Roadster. As
well as the 240 bhp engine for the quattro sport, which is available
exclusively as a Coupé, there are three other engine versions for
the entire car line. The high-torque 3.2-litre, six-cylinder engine
developing 184 kW (250 bhp) is available with a choice of 6-speed
gearbox or the Direct Shift Gearbox DSG.
Then there are three four-cylinder versions with outputs of 150, 180
and 225 bhp. Finally, Audi supplies a version of the TT with
front-wheel drive as an alternative to quattro permanent four-wheel
The Audi TT quattro sport, which is built by quattro GmbH, carries a
price tag of EUR 41,600.