February 21, 2005
Source: Audi AG
At Audi, TT stands for undiluted driving pleasure. The Coupe
captivates the driver with its agility and revolutionary design.
Audi now offers something special for this sports car's large
band of aficionados: TT quattro sport is the name of the new
model in this successful car line. A car that embodies a purist
approach to driving enjoyment combined with stunning looks.
More output and less weight - coupled with the superior
qualities of quattro permanent four-wheel drive - are the key
ingredients of undiluted driving pleasure and perfect handling.
The Audi TT quattro sport is an authentic sports car that
focuses even more strongly on sportiness and driving fun than
the regular TT. It both demonstrates this through its
performance and illustrates it through its exclusive two-colour
More output and torque
The engine and transmission have undergone extensive changes.
The 1.8-litre turbo unit now delivers 240 bhp (176 kW). The
torque has been increased to 320 Newton-metres. The Coupe's road
performance is very impressive: the TT quattro sport accelerates
from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and achieves a top speed of
250 km/h. Extensive technical measures have been taken in
response to the engine's gain in output. The transmission casing
for the four-cylinder engine houses the ring gear of the
six-speed gearbox adopted from the top-of-the-range TT 3.2. The
bodyshell is the same as that of the 1.8T except for the rear
floor, which has likewise been adopted from the TT 3.2. This has
made it possible to switch the battery to the rear and thereby
optimise the weight distribution.
Powerful motor, powerful propulsion: the TT quattro sport has
quattro permanent four-wheel drive as standard, delivering
substantially more traction and safety than its competitors. The
sports coupe is in addition equipped with S line sports
Making light work: the Audi TT quattro sport keeps a very close
eye on weight - conspicuously so, in fact, and in detail too. A
mere glance inside the Coupe is sufficient to confirm that its
weight has been reduced. The rear bench seat has been removed,
instead of which there are now a transverse brace and a net
partition for securing items of luggage. Audi has replaced the
sports seats with superb Recaro bucket seats that afford maximum
lateral support. The TT quattro sport has shed its automatic air
conditioning for the sake of weight reduction, and instead has a
heating system that weighs twelve kilograms less. Customers who
would like to have the air conditioning system can order it at
no extra charge.
Compared with a normal TT 1.8T (165 kW), the TT quattro sport
has shed 75 kilograms, as a result of which it is even more
agile and fun to drive. The sports car's unladen weight is 1,390
kilograms and the power-to-weight ratio is 5.8 kg/bhp.
Two-colour theme provides visual highlight
The Audi TT quattro sport is identifiable at first glance as a
very special TT. The striking two-colour finish is the most
immediate evidence that it is different. The roof is painted in
Phantom Black pearl effect, and the body is available in the
pearl effect colours Avus Silver, Misano Red, Mauritius Blue,
Silver or Phantom Black. The colours of the vehicle body are
also echoed by the backs of the bucket seats. The two-colour
paint finish is the most striking visual change, but many other
details distinguish the TT quattro sport from other TT models.
The S line exterior package with its special bumpers and
modified side sills accentuates its sports appeal. At the rear,
the diffusor trim with its two black tailpipes is a particularly
noticeable feature. In keeping with the two-colour theme, the
air inlets at the front, the exterior mirror housings and the
rear spoiler and diffusor are in a contrasting colour.
The TT comes with large 18-inch wheels. The newly designed cast
aluminium wheels of 15-spoke design provide a glimpse of the red
brake calipers. The wheels are fitted with 235/40 R 18 tyres.
Exclusive materials for the interior
Exclusive materials dominate the interior. The steering wheel,
handbrake and gear lever knob are trimmed in Alcantara, to match
the Alcantara/leather seat upholstery. There are provisions for
retrofitting harness belts both on the seats and on the vehicle
body. The exclusive engraving on the glove box handle is another
utterly distinctive touch that makes the TT quattro sport
The standard equipment includes xenon headlights and the luggage
net. The TT quattro sport's specification can of course be
extended by such items as automatic air conditioning, available
at no extra charge, or an exclusive radio or the navigation
The TT quattro sport is the most systematic interpretation yet
of a purist sports car philosophy in the Audi TT. It represents
a perfect blend of pioneering technology, exemplified by quattro
permanent four-wheel drive, and purist driving enjoyment.
The TT family
The successful TT car line comprises two body versions: the
Coupe and the Roadster. As well as the 240 bhp engine for the
quattro sport, which is available exclusively as a Coupe, there
are three other engine versions for the entire car line. The
high-torque 3.2-litre, six-cylinder engine developing 184 kW
(250 bhp) is available with a choice of 6-speed gearbox or the
Direct Shift Gearbox DSG.
Then there are three four-cylinder versions with outputs of 150,
180 and 225 bhp. Finally, Audi supplies a version of the TT with
front-wheel drive as an alternative to quattro permanent
The Audi TT quattro sport, which is built by quattro GmbH,
carries a price tag of EUR 41,600.