Fitting a shortened Golf floorpan underneath their sportscar, Audi created a masterpiece in design with the TT. From the sharp-edged looks through to the heavily stitched leather interior, the car was instantly recognizable as Audi in design. The exterior harked back to the pre-WW2 Auto Union racers, while huge 17-inch (432mm) diameter rims pushed to each corner gave the car an almost futuristic feel. The base engine in the TT was the 110ci (1.8-liter) turbo unit as used in the VW and Audi range, though top was the Quattro with five-valves per cylinder, a KKK K04 turbocharger, new intake manifolds plus a six-speed gearbox to make the most of the 225bhp (168kW). MacPherson struts and a double wishbone rear on the Quattro made for fantastic handling with tremendous grip. However, even the base model offered good road-holding and performance from the punchy turbo motor.
Audi TT Specifications
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