Audi Bringing TT Clubsport Turbo Concept To Worthersee
Is the world ready for an Audi TT with 600 horsepower? Well it had better be, because that’s exactly what Ingolstadt has in store for this year’s GTI-Treffen at Worthersee, Austria.
Billed as a “technology concept,” this TT show car packs a 2.5-liter inline-five with two electric turbochargers. Audi is developing electric turbos for its diesel engines, but has found a performance application here in a gasoline engine. The result is a whopping 600 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, driving all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Weighing in at 3,078 pounds and with those electric turbos spooling up quick, it’s said to reach 62 in 3.6 seconds en route to a top speed of over 192 miles per hour. In a TT.
The turbos are powered by a 48-volt electrical system, juiced by a compact lithium-ion battery in the trunk that can store regenerated power. It’s also got a coilover suspension and electric jack to get over obstacles like curbs and speed bumps. The whole thing rides on 20-inch alloys with a two-tone finish, with carbon-ceramic discs to keep it all in check, and as you can see, a rather aggressive-looking widebody aero kit. All of which makes for a rather stunning concept, even if its encroachment on the R8 means it will likely never see production.