There's little doubt the second generation Audi TT is a striking vehicle. While it didn't cause the kerfuffle of the original car, it's quietly winning over fans who appreciate its sleek, bold lines.
Beauty is more than skin deep with the Mk2 TT. Regular readers will recall how a mildly-tuned example from Stasis Engineering took top honors at our track day in last year's eurotuner GP (et 1/08).
If you're able to cast your mind back to the Essen Motor Show report in et 3/07, you might recall a distinctive light blue Mk1 TT built and displayed by Pogea Racing (www.pogea-racing.com).
The company is based in Markdorf, Southern Germany and set out to produce quality components for Audi products, branching out to Mercedes-Benz at the same Essen show.
And Pogea Racing has been true to itself. The products we've seen are indeed high quality. The Mk1 TT at the show boasted some unfortunate Lambo doors, but that aside, it also had an interesting twin-charger system. It used a Rotrex supercharger on the 1.8T motor that delivered boost up to 4000rpm at 2-bar (30psi). After that, the turbo kicks in and both pressurize the motor to redline. Holding 2.1-bar boost, the combination was said to develop 600hp.
Aside from the engine, the TT boasted 19x8.5" Lambo Gallardo wheels, 380mm Porsche GT2 rotors with eight-piston Gallardo calipers on custom carriers. Visually, it featured the larger Audi front grille that was produced in carbon, as was the rear wing and rear valance for the central exhaust.
Fast forward almost two years and Pogea Racing is at it again. They wisely repeated the light blue paint on this second-gen TT and have taken a similar approach with the 19" Lambo wheels and carbon accessories.
With this car known as the HusTTler concept, it's perhaps the front bumper that makes the car so special. Three versions are available, and this Coupe has the one utilizing dual foglights on either side of the grille. Pogea also offers versions with single or no foglights at all.
Giving the bumper a touch more class are the LED running lights commonly found on the R8, S6 and S5. Pogea retrofitted these from the '07 S6, locating them within the large bumper vents.
The finishing touch on the bumper is the carbon front splitter and badgeless grille. And the bumper, like all Pogea parts, can be ordered in either carbon fiber (as seen here) or cheaper PEC (polyepoxycarbonate).
Moving along the flanks, Pogea gave the fenders a motorsport flair. Although not a widebody, the new fenders feature air vents claimed to reduce turbulence inside theinner fender (said to improve handling and aerodynamics).
At the rear, you'll notice sportier bumper and spoiler designs. Pogea refers to the bumper as "Spykker" because of its sharp lines and carbon theme. Two vents adorn each side, split by carbon blades, while a carbon diffuser stretches between the tailpipes. In fact, Pogea developed the dual stainless steel exhaust to compliment the new bumper design.
Another distinctive addition is the Biplane rear wing. It comprises a top section attached to the trunk, while the lower spoiler is a modified S-Line part adapted for this purpose. The lower section still raises automatically and produces positive downforce when traveling over 110mph.
Final elements on the HusTTler include KW coilovers and a 280hp software upgrade for the 2.0T. A 330hp turbo upgrade is available from Pogea, but not equipped here. But now for the scary part: the full Pogea Racing styling package in carbon costs about 5500 euros. That's around $8100 at the current exchange rate, plus shipping. However, the PEC version will only set you back $3100. So if you're after a distinctive and individual TT, the Pogea Racing parts have just given you more options.