Audi already revealed plans to debut the all-new 2015 TT and TTS at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, but it also surprised the crowd with the TT Quattro Sport concept.
Audi already revealed plans to debut the all-new 2015 TT and TTS at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, but it also surprised the crowd with the TT Quattro Sport concept. Looking like an over the top TT, the TT Quattro Sport concept packs 420 horsepower and reaches 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
“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,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development. “This car is designed for racing – an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”
The TT Quattro Sport concept is powered by the same 2.0L EA888 engine as other models in the VW/ Audi range, like the S3 and Golf R, but here it generates 420 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. of torque. It also generates 210 horsepower per liter and if it were to go into production (fingers crossed) it would nab the title as the highest production four-cylinder in the world.
Head of Powertrain Development Dr. Stefan Knirsch: “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.”
Of course there are other additions to the TT Quattro Sport concept besides the awesome engine, like a unique front fascia with larger air intakes, a carbon-fiber splitter and out back a carbon fiber diffuser lets you know this isn’t a standard TT. A large fixed wing also increases the downforce on the rear.
Audi hasn’t confirmed if any of this will ever go into production, but lets hope some of it, especially that 420-hp engine shows up in the next TT-RS.