The cars will commemorate the Tourist Trophy race, the model’s namesake which was first held 99 years ago on the Isle of Man. Coupe versions will start at $43,539 and go on sale in May. Special-edition TT roadsters are set to go on sale in June, starting at $46,539.

The second-generation model will use the Volkswagen Group’s PQ35 platform (used by the latest Golf V and Audi A3). As a result, the next TT will benefit from a series of chassis upgrades that should make it sharper to drive. Its torsion beam rear suspension will be replaced by a more contemporary multi-link arrangement. Other changes include a slightly longer wheelbase and wider tracks, an electro-mechanical steering set-up and uprated brakes

The Audi company told that the model include a 3.2-liter V6 engine and DSG transmission and will serve as the final TT production vehicles for the 2006 model year.

The new Audi TT is expected to be shown at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show in March. Styling of the new TT will remain loyal to the original design penned by Freeman Thomas.
The new platform will be offered with FWD or with Quattro four-wheel-drive. The new multi-link suspension will be carried over from the Golf and will over class leading handling. A wider track and longer wheelbase should also improve handling and ride.

Audi said it will feature a special engraving on the glovebox acknowledging these special-edition TTs as "1 of 99." The 3.2 special-edition coupe models will have a selection of three exterior paints - Misano Red, Ocean Blue and Light Silver - and will be paired with a unique black hardtop roof color. The special-edition roadster will exclusively feature a Quartz Gray metallic exterior, a black cloth power roof, and amber red baseball
stitching in the cabin as standard.

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