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Audi TT Clubsport Quattro

Audi revealed this updated TT with its Speedster-like body with dynamic accents

May 22, 2008
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Again choosing the famous Wrthersee Tour in Reifnitz (Krnten), Austria to unveil its latest concepts, Audi revealed this updated TT with its Speedster-like body with dynamic accents.

An open cockpit, an engine producing more than 300hp and a host of technologies borrowed from motorsport means the Audi TT clubsport quattro is an uncompromising driving machine.

Purism at a premium level was the goal the designers and engineers set themselves for the car. The low windshield is extremely flat. The A-pillars are nearly invisible, making the continuous window strip appear to be a single casting. Instead of the compartment for the soft top there are two humps behind the passenger compartment - the lines of the showcar painted in Suzuka Gray pearl are evocative of a speedster. Mounted in front of the humps are two rollover bars, which together with the strong A-pillars, protect the driver and passenger if the car should roll over.

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The front end is dominated by the single-frame grille painted in gloss black. Beneath the headlamps, which feature a strip of LED daytime running lights, are large air inlets covered by horizontally-split black grilles.A distinctive spoiler lip optimizes downforce. When viewed from the side, the sharp contours in the sill area are as striking as the boldly accentuated wheel wells, which house polished 19x9" wheels shod with 255/35 tires. The track was widened 6mm (2.6") versus the production TT. The rear bumper is designed as a diffuser. The fascia between the two large tailpipes of the stainless steel exhaust system emphasizes the horizontal lines and makes the car look even wider from behind.

The driver and passenger sit in racing bucket seats that offer excellent support even in extreme driving situations. Typical for Audi is the generous use of aluminum in the interior of the show car. The clubsport quattro sports a high-grip version of the flat-bottomed steering wheel from the production TT with aluminum shift paddles. The door pull handle and door opener are also made of aluminum, and their cut-out appearance emphasizes the lightweight character of the concept car. The pedals are also aluminum.

The second distinctive feature of the interior is the orange accents, including the leather that provides highlights to the armrests, center tunnel, the back of the bucket seats and the instrument cowl. The orange and white graphics of the instrument cluster clearly distinguishes it from its production counterpart.

Even more power has been coaxed out of the 2.0 TFSI engine - the turbocharged four-cylinder breaks the magic 300hp barrier. The exhaust system was designed to be particularly easy-breathing, and a powerful racing sound exudes from the oval tailpipes.

The two-liter engine delivers its power to an S tronic transmission. Thanks to its dual clutch, gear changes occur quickly without interrupting the flow of power. The driver can change gears manually using the paddles on the steering wheel, or can choose a fully automatic mode. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers the power to all four wheels.

The powerful brake system from the new Audi TTS provides the stopping power. Its ventilated discs measure 340mm (13.39") up front and 310mm (12.2") at the rear.The Audi TT clubsport quattro is a pure driving machine combining the performance of a sports car with the unique design language of Audi. Small-series production of this model cannot be ruled out, according to Audi.

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