Show car at Geneva Motor Show
A stunning TT Quattro sport concept has showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, the car is based on the all new Audi TT and features a four cylinder TFSI engine with exceptional 420PS output.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development said “with our Audi TT quattro sport concept show car, we wanted to demonstrate what the new TT’s technology can do if you take it a step further. This car is designed for racing an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”
The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre TFSI engine in the Audi TT quattro sport concept makes a powerful statement. Delivering 420PS at 6,700 rpm, it establishes a new benchmark in the 2.0-litre category. Its specific output is 210PS per litre of displacement, more than 2001’s victorious Le Mans R18 racing car, which combined turbocharging with FSI direct injection for the first time in an Audi petrol engine. It also makes a maximum of 450 Nm of torque (331.90 lb-ft) available from 2,400 to 6,300 rpm, and even at just 1,900rpm is still able to deliver over 300Nm (221.27 lb-ft).
Head of Powertrain Development Dr. Stefan Knirsch said “this high-performance power unit is an impressive demonstration of the power reserves available in our EA888 engine range. This power unit has received numerous awards all over the world and it already lives up to its claim in many Audi sporty models. In the TT quattro sport concept, it demonstrates its full power potential. The thirty-five years of experience we’ve gained in the field of turbocharging are manifested in this engine’s unique combination of maximum performance, dynamism, and fuel efficiency.”
The silhouette of the Audi TT quattro sport concept is purposeful from every angle, it is finished in Crystal White. The already pronounced TT wheel arches, which frame 20-inch wheels with a central locking mechanism and semi-slick tyres, are extended here by a further 30mm, and are connected by powerfully accentuated sill extensions. The flat Matrix LED headlights, substantial air intakes and broad Singleframe grille with its quattro logo and dark diamond patterned centre section dominate the study’s front view. A splitter made of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) rounds off the front end at the bottom and increases the downforce on the front axle. At the rear, the wide CFRP diffuser underlines the show car’s racing character. Delineated by vertical edges, it surrounds two large, fully circular tailpipes. Large air outlets are positioned on the sides beneath the taillights. A large, fixed wing increases the downforce on the rear of the Audi TT quattro sport concept.
The interior of the show car is reduced to the essentials, low-set racing buckets serve as seats, featuring black four-point seat belts with white accentuating stripes. The luggage compartment offers space for two racing helmets.