Audi TT

Audi TT

  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 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 BMW and Mercedes 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.

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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.

PPI RS TT based on the Audi TT

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.

Audi TT clubsport quattro

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.

Audi TT clubsport quattro

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.

Audi unveiled the TT Clubsport quattro Concept last year at the Essen’s Wörthersee tuner show and no one expected back then the car to ever enter production. But this latest spy shots prove the contrary: the production version of the TT Clubsport quattro was caught testing outside one of the carmaker’s offices in Germany.

The new speedster is yet to be announced by Audi but it is expected to be a limited edition model with the only powertrain option being a 300hp turbocharged 2.0L TFSI – the same unit as the concept car. Audi’s S tronic dual-clutch transmission will likely handle shifting duties, while carbon-ceramic brakes may be an option. As this latest prototype looks almost production ready we could see the new car launched by the end of the year but as mentioned Audi is yet to even confirm its existence.

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OSIR Design is a well-know tuning company among Vw and Audi owners due to the high quality of their Carbon fiber accesories. The tuning company developed a new body kit for the Audi TT which consists in a new front grill in order to make the car look even better, a carbon fiber front lip, a new set of side skirts, a carbon rear valence available for the dual exhaust system. Already planned are the Carbon fiber add-on mirrors as well as a Carbon fiber hoof. More pictures after the jump!

Audi is expanding the TT line with a new entry-level engine: the 1.8 TFSI. This highly efficient four-cylinder engine with turbocharger and direct injection, with 160 hp and 184.39 lb-ft torque, lends the TT Coupé and TT Roadster sporty performance. A second innovation rounds out the program: The 2.0 TFSI now is also available with quattro all-wheel drive.

Audi TT gets new 1.8 TFSI engine

With its 1,798 cc of volumetric displacement, the 1.8 TFSI is able to achieve power similar to that of a naturally aspirated V6 of years past: With engine output of 160 hp, it features peak torque of 184.39 lb-ft available between 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. The undersquare engine meanwhile offers great fuel efficiency – with the Coupé using just 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers (35.11 mpg) and the Roadster using 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 mpg).

The 1.8 TFSI, whose torque flows to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, offers responsive, light-footed, high-revving and powerful performance. It propels the Audi TT Coupé to 62.14 mph in just 7.2 seconds, and on up to a top speed of 140.43 mph; for the Audi TT Roadster these figures are 7.4 seconds and 138.57 mph.

Audi launched the TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro and TT Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro - the first series-production sports cars in the world to be powered by diesel engines.

Audi TT TDI

The new two-liter, four-cylinder engine delivers dynamic thrust, with a power output of 170 hp and 258.15 lb-ft of torque.

The TT Coupe quattro with the 2.0 TDI sprints from zero to 62.14 mph in only 7.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 140.43 mph. The Audi TT Roadster, likewise featuring quattro permanent all‑wheel drive, takes just two-tenths of a second longer in the standard sprint discipline and has a top speed of 138.57 mph.

Audi TT TDI

The Coupe consumes on average just 5.3 liters of fuel over 100 km (44.38 mpg), representing CO2 emissions of only 139 grams/km; the figure for the Roadster is 5.5 l/100 km (144 grams of CO2/km).

Press release after the jump.

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The car you see in the photos was at the begining a stock 2008 Audi TT powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine capable of delivering 250 hp. HPA decided to customize this vehicle and added a twin turbo, a dual air-to-air side-mounted intercoolers and a high-flow fuel-supply system. The result was an outstanding 565 hp and some outrageous performances: 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed close to 320 km/h.

2008 Audi TT by HPA Motorsports

The tuning company choosed to equip the car with a performance clutch and a reprogrammed mechatronic upping the launch control revs from 3000 rpm to around 5000 rpm. In order to make the car more special, HPA HPA Motorsports added a custom Lamborghini Gallardo orange paint found also on the 19-inch Moda MD3 wheels wearing Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT tyres. If you decided already to buy this car you have to know that the customization programme is available $60,000 and the price includes also the LSD Lambo doors.

Is not that the TT or the R8 are not sportier enough already, but Audi thought there might be people that want more! Audi’s Quattro GmbH development chief Stefan Reil dropped a hint that intensified, lightweight versions of the R8 supercar and TT sports car are under serious consideration.

With the R8 Sport, Audi will probably take a similar approach to performance as it did with the 2005 TT Quattro Sport, built in limited numbers during the last several months of the previous generation’s production run, although it never made it Stateside. That car featured a slight increase in horsepower for its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a tauter suspension calibration, Recaro seats and a slight reduction in weight, primarily due to the removal of the rear seats/parcel shelf and the spare tire.

This means that the R8 Sport will have an output around 500 hp. It will also feature carbon ceramic brakes, the aerodynamic drag and the top speed will be increased.

Both R8 Sport and TT Sport will debut sometime in 2010.

Source: Inside Line

This "R8 lookalike" is based on a 2008 Audi TT 3.2 Coupe featuring white exterior paint and red interior. It has every option available. Also has a Caractere R8 Body kit with cat back exhaust. All the work was done 1st Class. Everyone stops to ask if it is a R8. A real head turner!

eBay bid of the day: Audi R8 lookalike

The R8 Lookalike features:

  • MSRP: $51,175
  • Ibis White Magma
  • Red Interior
  • 6 Speed Auto S-Tronic Transmission
  • Audi Navigation Plus w/ CD Changer $1,950
  • Audi Magnetic Ride Suspension $1,400
  • Enhanced Interior Package $1,100
  • Audio Package Bose/Sirius Sat Radio $1,000
  • 18" Alloy Wheels Run Flat All Season Tires $800
  • BiXenon Adaptive Headlights $800 Bluetooth Phone Prep $450

More details on eBay.

Source: Carscoop

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