The Audi TT is a compact sports coupe from the German automaker that was first introduced in 1998 with a 1.8T power plant before receiving a 3.2 Liter V6 making 250 HP and was refreshed back in 2007. Since then Audi has upgraded every member of the TT line to use their Quattro all wheel drive system as well as a few diesel burning mills to go along with the new 250 HP 2.0 Liter TFSI motor and is able to go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.9 seconds.
Audi’s R8 super car is a dream: razor sharp bodywork, over 400 horse power behind your head and a set of eye catching rims. Unfortunately, that kind of superior automotive status comes at a sizable cost. That is why the German tuning firm Prior Design have come up with a very aggressive R8 inspired aero kit for the last generation Audi TT, bringing super car fashion to the masses.
Up front the TT wears a new front bumper complete with horizontal carbon fiber blades stretching across the oversized intakes. The rear bumper is equally as speed inspired, they are tied together nicely by the new side skirts and the TT’s already wide fender bulges. The tuner kept everything unchanged under the hood, the 3.2 Liter V6 making 250 HP being sent through Quattro, Audi’s proven four wheel drive system.
So if the Audi R8 is your dream car, but for whatever reason isn’t in your garage, the Prior Design TT is not a bad substitute. By combining the looks of Audi’s halo car, the R8 with a solid German engineered power train, Prior Design made a good car into something special. Check out the link below to find out more on their web site.
Pure sportiness and powerful performance, combined with sensational efficiency: the Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TDI quattro and the Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro are Audi’s proof that performance and economy can be combined together.
The two-liter engine generates dynamic propulsion with 170 hp and 258.15 lbs-ft of torque, yet the TT Coupe and TT Roadster consume an average of only 5.3 liters and 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38 mpg and 42.77 mpg) respectively—unparalleled in the sports car segment.
The TT Coupe quattro with the 2.0 TDI sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 226 km/h (140.43 mph).
The Audi TT Roadster, likewise equipped with quattro permanent all-wheel drive, requires only an extra tenth of a second for the standard sprint, and continues up to a top speed of 223 km/h (138.57 mph). Both versions serve as outstanding examples of the success of the Audi efficiency strategy, thanks to their fuel efficiency ratings of 5.5 liters per 100 km (42.77 mpg), a figure that corresponds to CO2 emissions of only 145 grams/km.
Audi seems to be the preferred canvas to show off car art. While these cars from the Essen Motor Show aren’t quite as unique or brilliant as the Romero Britto A4 , these are some custom paint jobs most enthusiasts wouldn’t mind having in their garage.
These four Audi TT s were used to show off BASf’s new automotive paint system called Carizzma. Catchy, eh?
After we unveiled you the Vw Eos by ABT, today we present you the Audi TT Roadster customized by the same tuning specialist. For 2671 euro the tuning company offers a body kit consisting in a front lip spoiler, new side sills, a rear apron featuring an air diffuser with integrated exhaust system and a rear spoiler. In order to deliver better stability new 20 inch alloy wheels are available at a price of 833 euro per unit.
New ECU tweaking is available. At a price of 1369 euro, the 2.0-litre TFSI engine delivers now 240 hp while the S version is upgraded from 270 to 300 hp. The sportiest version featuring the 3.2-litre engine is upgraded to 370 hp, but at a price of 14,756 euro.
The most powerful version of the sporty TT is ready to be launched. The TT-RS will make its official debut this autumn at the Paris Auto Show. This latest spy shots were taken at the Nurburgring, where the latest version of the TT-RS was making the final testings.
The TT-RS will be powered by twin-turbo version of the current 3.2L V6 engine or a brand new five-cylinder turbo unit with output between 340 and 365 hp.
Audi announced today that year-to-date car sales of its sedan and sports car models for 2008 rose to a total of 30,767, a 7.5% increase over last year’s figures. Audi claimed a growing share of the luxury auto market, 6.8% in May, thanks to strong sales of the A4 , A4 Cabriolet and TT models , with robust sales in key markets.
With growth throughout the year, Audi car sales contrast sharply with weaker sales among other luxury automakers weighed down by economic volatility and rising fuel costs. While German luxury automakers BMW and Mercedes -Benz posted year-to-date declines or only nominal (less than 1%) growth, respectively, in passenger car sales, Audi car sales into early summer grew consistently over the corresponding five months in 2007. Audi’s strong showing in May earned it its highest share of the luxury auto market so far this year.
“In a tough market, luxury buyers are retreating from legacy prestige and putting increased value on style, performance and fuel economy — progressive elements that define Audi’s ‘new luxury,’” said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, Audi of America.
With the new Audi TT, the German tuning company unveiled a new tuning kit for the well-known vehicle which satisfys even the most discerning requirements. The new kit contains a front lip spoiler, new side skirts, rear spoiler and re-designed air-diffuser featuring four-pipe exhaust system.
The tuner also tweaked the ECU of the engine and now the 2.0 liter FSI engine is capable to develop 245 hp at 5100 rpm and 366 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0-100 km/h is made in 6.3 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Press release after the jump!
After just last week we brought you the first spy shots of the production version TT clubsport quattro, Audi today unveiled a new concept that gets us a step closer to the production version of the TT Clubsport Quattro. The Audi TT clubsport quattro is a purist 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.
The TT clubsport quattro is powered by a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI engine that delivers 300 hp.
The front end is dominated by the powerful single-frame grill painted in high-gloss black. Beneath the headlamps, which feature a strip of LED daytime running lights, are large air inlets covered by horizontally split black grills.
A distinctive spoiler lip optimizes downforce. When viewed from the side, the sharp contours in the sill area are every bit as striking as the boldly accentuated wheel wells, which house impressive (polished) 9x19 inch wheels shod with 255/35 tires. The track was widened by 66 millimeters (2.60 inches) 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.
Typical for Audi is the generous use of aluminum in the interior of the showcar. 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 design character of the concept car. The pedals also shine with aluminum.
The second distinctive feature of the interior of the TT clubsport quattro is the color orange. Leather in this color provides bright highlights to the arm rests, the sides of the center tunnel, the backs of the bucket seats and the instrument cowl. The orange and white graphics of the instrument cluster clearly distinguishes it from its counterpart in the production model.