Audi TT

The TT is a sport car manufactured by Audi since 1998.

It evolved in 2006 with the 2nd generation, and came with a brand new engine and design.

First generation (1998-2006)

The first generation (called also 8N) has been released in two version : Coupé and Roadster.

Here’s a chart with the whole categories of the first generation :

Engine

Displacement

Type

Max. Power

Max. Torque

Years

Drive

1.8 T 1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 150 PS 210 N·m 2002 – 2006 FWD
1.8 T 1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 163 PS 225 N·m 2006 FWD
1.8 T 1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 180 PS 235 N·m 1998 – 2006 FWD/4WD
1.8 T 1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 190 PS 250 N·m 2006 FWD/4WD
1.8 T Quattro
1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 225 PS 280 N·m 1998 – 2005 4WD
1.8 T Quattro Sport 1,781 cc I4 20v Turbo 240 PS 320 N·m 2005 – 2006 4WD
3.2 Quattro 1,968 cc I4 20v Turbo 250 PS 320 N·m 2003 – 2006 4WD

The original generation Audi TT won two awards :

  • the North American Car of the Year award for 2000.
  • Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001.


Second generation (2006)

The second generation (called also 8J) has been released in two version : Coupé and Roadster.

Here’s a chart with the whole categories of the second generation :

Engine

Displacement

Type

Max. Power

Max. Torque

Years

Drive

1.8 TFSI 1,798 cc I4 16v Turbo 160 PS 165 N·m 2007 FWD
2.0 TFSI 1,984 cc I4 16v Turbo 200 PS 280 N·m 2006 FWD/4WD
3.2 Quattro
3,189 cc VR6 24v Turbo 250 PS 320 N·m 2006 4WD
2.0 TFSI (TTS Quattro)
1,984 cc I4 16v Turbo 272 PS 320 N·m 2008 4WD
2.5 TFSI (TTRS)
2,480 cc I4 20v Turbo 340 PS 450 N·m 2009 4WD
2.0 TDI Quattro
1,968 I5 20v Turbo 170 PS 350 N·m 2008 4WD


What’s new since the 2nd generation ?

The new TT is more dynamic than its predecessor in its design, its drivetrain, and its running gear.
The cockpit is oriented strictly to the driver and is perfectly ergonomic in design.
The 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI unit featuring FSI direct injection develops 147 kW (200 PS). With a six-speed manual gearbox, it accelerates the TT to 100 km/h in just 6.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 240 km/h.
The sonorous-sounding, naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6 engine develops 184 kW (250 PS), accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h.

But that wasn’t enough, Audi created two special editions, the TT-S and TT-RS.

Audi TT-S

Audi released the Audi TTS quattro at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The cylinder block, cylinder head and the fuel injectors have all been modified from the base 2.0 TFSI engine.

The engine is rated 272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp) and 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) of torque from 2,500 to 5,000rpm.

The exterior has some changes over the standard model with a TTS Body Styling with redesigned front, with larger air intakes, redesigned rear bumper and side sill extensions.



Audi TT-RS

Developed by Audi’s high performance subsidiary quattro GmbH at Neckarsulm, the Audi TT RS includes an all-new 2.5 litre inline five-cylinder Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection (TFSI) petrol engine rated at 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) and 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @1,600-5,300 rpm.[17]

It has a 6-speed manual gearbox, and like all « RS » models, is only available with Audi’s ‘trademark’ quattro four-wheel drive system.

Official performance figures indicate the TT RS Coupé will accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (4.7s for the Roadster), with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

To get the top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph), customer need to disengage a factory option.

From 80 to 120 km/h it is notably faster than almost any car, even than the Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 which costs about 5 times as much, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

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