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Old 07-10-2004, 03:22 PM
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so when r we supposed to see this thing?

when will we be able to buy it
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anything that strays away from a rounded, soft-sculpted VW bug image is a good thing.
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i need to start a tt fund
Hehehe... damn right. I'm starting mine's today.
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Originally Posted by soopa
so when r we supposed to see this thing?

when will we be able to buy it
In base form, probably a year from now. In RS form, probably two years from now.
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Spy Shots: 2006 Audi TT - - Wider, longer, stronger. - - by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image - - Source: The Car Connection




Audi is developing a replacement for the Audi TT sports car, which has been on the market since 1998. The first prototype mules have been caught, and here they're joined by illustrations showing how the final TT may look when the new coupe is shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new model will keep the same Deco-fabulous styling, but will grow somewhat to bestow its passengers with more interior space. The radical new front grille from the A8 and A6 will be adapted. And the coupe will also feature a retractable rear spoiler for more downforce.

Once again the new Audi TT will be available with either front-wheel drive or quattro all-wheel drive. Power will come from various transversely mounted in-line four-cylinder and V-6 engines. A super-sporty TT RS version is said to be in the pipeline, too, as a rival against the likes of Mercedes SLK AMG or the M-version of BMW's Z4. The roadster TT will show up a year after the debut of the coupe.





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From those pics...its sitting pretty high off the ground...
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What a let down. That hot ass (I guess) photochop and this piece of shit mini-Beetle-with-extended-hood-and-trunk.

What a shame.
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Originally Posted by goldmemberer
What a let down. That hot ass (I guess) photochop and this piece of shit mini-Beetle-with-extended-hood-and-trunk.

What a shame.

This looks sooo much better:

The spy pics above pretty much look like the current TT, except with the new huge grill.
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it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.it wont look like the orange one.




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Next-generation Audi TTs to be made of aluminum - - RALPH KISIEL | Automotive News - - Source: Autoweek



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The next-generation Audi TT coupe and roadster will be made of aluminum.

The redesigned TT won't go into production until 2007, but when it does arrive, it will be the second aluminum vehicle that Audi sells in the United States.

Audi's flagship luxury sedan, the A8L, is an aluminum vehicle. Audi also makes the A2, a small aluminum car that's sold in Europe.

Audi's use of aluminum has not been driven by soaring steel prices, Manfred Sindel, a quality manager at Audi AG in Germany, said last week at the Management Briefing Seminars.

Audi uses aluminum, he said, because of the weight reduction - about 42 percent in a small car - of the body structure.

Aluminum also is used because of its rigidity, which improves driving performance, Sindel said. Audi builds the TT in Hungary.

The TT, which came to the United States in 1998, is offered with four- and six-cylinder en-gines.

"Material costs are always important," Sindel said. "But that is not a key driver in Audi choosing to use aluminum. Maybe it will have an impact in the future."

Though steel prices have risen dramatically in the past year, aluminum continues to cost more than steel, said Jody Hall, General Motors' materials applications manager in the metal fabrications division.

The cost of aluminum is expected to remain significantly higher than steel, she said, but if the price comes down, GM would like to use more aluminum on vehicles.


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so does this mean that the next tt will be priced even higher?


interesting
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so does this mean that the next tt will be priced even higher?


interesting

Good question. I think it will though because it's going upmarket with this new generation of cars. You can even tell by the engine options.
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this one is the only hot one.


all the other ones are
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TWO TURBOS AND DIESEL FOR NEXT TT

The next-generation Audi TT will get its first diesel engine and a range-topping 280bhp twin-turbo petrol model as the German company looks to build on the phenomenal success of the current car.

Audi wants to double the number of TTs it builds to 60,000 per year with the arrival of the Coupé’s replacement in the last quarter of 2006. The diesel version is pencilled in for late 2007 or early 2008. A new Roadster will follow around 12 months behind the Coupé.

The 280bhp twin-turbo version is an development of the blown 200bhp 2.0-litre engine that will appear in the new VW Golf GTi, and will be added to the range in 2007, alongside a base-level 150bhp 2.0-litre. The diesel comes from the Golf’s 138bhp 2.0-litre TDi unit, pushed out to around 160bhp. The two launch models should be a 200bhp turbo 2.0-litre and a 3.2-litre V6, boosted by 5bhp from the current 250bhp.

The car, codenamed AU353, could be unveiled at next September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi is shying away from any radical changes to the now-iconic styling, but will apply the new ‘shield’ company grille. The TT is expected to be based on an aluminium spaceframe chassis with Golf running gear.



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I wonder what this means to the rumored 350HP twin turbo engine.
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Old 10-24-2004, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nandowong
this one is the only hot one.


all the other ones are
I think that's the final version, the other ones are too soft looking.
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its nice, but its still a womans car.
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The front looks great.
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not bad looking...
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I still prefer this one.
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Ummm.....That Coupe is rediculous..Audi nailed it with this..
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Whew!! I thought they were gonna mangle it... I kinda like it

I'm not feeling the convertable though...
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If the vert is a hardtop, I need to get my mom on the waitlist yesterday.

Fucking good looking, I say. The derriere isn't as cohesive or rotund as the front, but as long as there are LEDs inside the red housings, it's rockin. A little too G35 in the back; pure Audi in the front though.
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its nice, but its still a womans car.
What exactly is a "women's car" anyway?

The vast majority of V6 Mustangs are purchased by women ... does that make the V6 Mustang a women's car? And if the V6 Mustang IS a chick car then why does the engine make a difference when no one can see it?

See where I'm going with this?
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This is a home run.
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When!?!?!?!?
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Source: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de

At Audi, TT stands for undiluted driving pleasure. The Coupé 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 look.

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 Coupé'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 coupé is in addition equipped with S line sports suspension.

Less weight
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 Coupé 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 different.

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 system.

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 Coupé and the Roadster. As well as the 240 bhp engine for the quattro sport, which is available exclusively as a Coupé, 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 four-wheel drive.

The Audi TT quattro sport, which is built by quattro GmbH, carries a price tag of EUR 41,600.
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Nice effort by Audi to keep the TT fresh till the next generation car arrives. They are trying...
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Isnt this design going into its 6th year now? 1999-2005?
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Isnt this design going into its 6th year now? 1999-2005?
Yeap. Typical of German luxury car manufacturers. It's at the end of its rope though. The new car should be coming out next year.
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Not for U.S. Sale: 2006 Audi TT quattro sport - - By MATT DAVIS - - Source: Autoweek

2006 AUDI TT QUATTRO SPORT
ON SALE: Now, not in North America
BASE PRICE: $46,700 (est)
POWERTRAIN: 1.8-liter, 237-hp, 236-lb-ft turbocharged I4; awd, six-speed manual
CURB WEIGHT: 3065 lbs
0 TO 62 MPH: 5.9 seconds (mfr.)

Back in 1995 Audi showed the revolutionary design for the TT at the Frankfurt motor show. Ten years later we’re waiting to see the prototype for the next-generation TT, probably in January at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

As a farewell to the legendary existing design, Audi introduced the TT quattro Sport in March at the Geneva show. Emphasis here is on lighter weight, greater power and torque, the overall appearance and drive characteristics. It’s a simple recipe for sure, but this TT is something special.


Working with the base 1.8-liter turbo coupe with quattro, Audi nudged horsepower up from 222 hp to 237 hp at 5900 rpm and bumped the torque rating from 207 lb-ft to 236 lb-ft between 2300 and 5000 rpm. Engineers also managed to peel 165 pounds off the car. Based on the new curb weight of 3065 pounds, the power-to-weight ratio is just 12.9 pounds per hp vs. the standard car’s 14.5 pounds per pony.

The handsome S-line package skirts the lower part of the TT quattro Sport, with slightly firmer suspension and 15-spoke, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels with 235/40 tires. The Sport gets a pronounced rear spoiler and a two-tone paint scheme.

As we waited at the train station in Ingolstadt, this adorable Misano red car with Phantom black roof came toward us. It’s a cute piece of work with serious intentions, and it grabs attention from everyone along the street.


Everything gets even more exciting inside. We expected a thicker grip on the steering wheel, but this one remains standard diameter and gets a covering of Alcantara. The two manually adjustable, racing harness-ready Recaro carbon fiber sport seats are a great add-on, with copious hip, leg and shoulder support for track days. Best of all, the two silly rear seats are not there anymore. The effect is terrific, with lots of stowage area, less weight and a generally more efficient feel.

A thick rear stabilizer bar has a racing net that hangs down to keep things from jumping forward into the seating area, and a cargo net can stretch across the depth and breadth of the luggage area.

And you’ll need to hold things down. Driving this tight little TT brings out the celebration in any road. We felt the road-hugging solidness of the car only 500 yards away from the train station. We simply knew right away this is one of the best two-seaters ever; it’s a pity we didn’t get this five or six years ago—and that the United States will not get this model at all.


The engine in this state of tune with the standard six-speed manual transmission is simple and smooth, with best shifts happening regularly at about 6400 rpm. (Rev limit remains about 7000 rpm, but with the 5900-rpm power peak, a little short-shifting helps.)

Besides going from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds, this four-cylinder TT is allowed a full 155-mph top speed. Compared to the 3.2 V6 quattro with DSG at 6.4 seconds to 62 mph (and costing more), the 1.8t quattro Sport seems a bargain.

Modifications provided by the S-line package make a big difference given the considerable weight savings. Damper and spring rates at the corners and the 18-inch wheel-tire combination are the prime ingredients that render this TT the best factory version made for the common man.

Driving at the extreme over remote Bavarian farm roads proved the quattro Sport can be as tossable and purely satisfying as a Lotus Elise—and it can be driven every day.

Just more than 1100 TT quattro Sports will be built, the largest allotments going to Great Britain and Germany.



At a base pretax price of roughly e35,900 in Germany ($46,700), this TT is another fitting tribute to 25 years of Audi quattro technology (see sidebar) and it is the last new model to use the 50/50 default torque split. The new RS4 (March 7) also unveiled for the 25-year quattro celebration is the first model to carry the new 40/60 torque split version of quattro.
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The TT has a much better following in Europe than it does in the US. I think it needs serious power before it will be taken seriously over here.
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The TT has a much better following in Europe than it does in the US. I think it needs serious power before it will be taken seriously over here.
And maybe not look quite so feminine...
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Spy Shots: ‘07 Audi TT - - by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image - - Source: The Car Connection

In autumn 2006 Audi will release the second-generation TT sports car. Initially it will come on the market as a coupe, while a convertible is due for launch one year later.



Here are two first pictures of a real prototype - partly hidden under a canvas cloth for secrecy. The matching computer image shows how the new TT is expected to look like upon its release.



The new model is based on components from the VW Golf and Passat. It will be larger than the current model but will use more lightweight body parts. Once again it will be powered by transversely mounted four- and six-cylinder engines. The TT will offer a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic as well as the Audi DSG gearbox. Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions will be sold.


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