Audi TT Clubsport Quattro (2008): first picturesWed, 21 May 2008
By Ben Pulman
First Official Pictures
21 May 2008 12:34
CAR Online was first to reveal that the Speedster-inspired TT will be built, and now Audi has officially unveiled the car at the Wörthersee Tour in Austria.
Called the Audi TT Clubsport Quattro, it’s an updated version of the concept of the same name seen at the same festival in 2007. And as well as a turbocharged engine producing 'more than 296bhp', today's press release claims: ‘Small-series production of this model cannot be ruled out’. Quite.
Small-series production has in fact already been confirmed. Audi's marketing director for the Middle East, Bernd Rosenbichler, told CAR: 'We have been asked [by Audi AG] if we could imagine bringing this car here. We are planning on making the worldwide premiere of this car here and then launching it just for the region.'
We know the basic facts already. Speedster-inspired looks means the roof has disappeared to be replaced by a fixed deck with twin humps and two huge rollbars.
The pumped-up looks include twin air intakes either side of that large single-frame grille that seems to get ever bigger. There are LED daytime running lights from the TTS while twin pipes and a rear diffuser butch up the rear. Behind 19-inch wheels nestle 340mm (front) and 310mm (rear) brakes.
Audi claims the car is painted in pearl-effect Suzuka Gray, but it looks more like matt white to us.
By Ben Pulman