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Abt Audi TT-Sport: 355 HP Racer's Little Bro
The little brother of the Abt TT-R may not be as remarkable as the 355 HP racer but when it’s on the road it’s simply hard to match. The Abt technicians enhanced the power of the established 2.0 Turbo FSI engine with an additional 100HP. The most powerful version delivers a mighty 300HP or 221kW and the Abt TT-Sport can sprints to 100 km/h in just a matter of 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 256 km/h.
The two-litre Turbo is also available with 270 HP or with an innovative, environment friendly and fuel-saving iS technology which brings about 240 HP or 177kW. The strongest motorization of the Abt TT-Sport is the VR6 3.2 with supercharger performing 310 HP or 228 kW.
The Coupe in its entirety is an extremely powerful sports car and the basic beautiful design of the TT has boosts the aesthetic appeal of the Abt TT-Sport. The Abt Sports line has developed special body styling parts that enhance power and dynamics turning the TT into a real eye catcher. The agile add-on parts of the TT continue the dynamic body language and create a harmonious transition to the extravagant rear with its skirt insert and rear wing. Contrary to the delicate serial part, the Abt rear wing just cannot be folded but is firmly integrated in the hatchback. All the elements put together results only a racier design but also provides more downforce and stability on the TT.
The double twin-pip rear muffler harmonizes perfectly with the black rear skit inset and diffuser. Similarly the area around the fog lights and single frame grille is highlighted by the front skirt providing the Abt TT-Sport with a more aggressive and meaner look. To complete the striking overall look of the Abt Sportsline, wheel models such as the AR20 and SP1 in 20 inch or 19 inch and tire sized of 255/30 and 255/35 R19 are recommended.
The TT was first launched as a concept car at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. The design was credited to J Mays and Freeman Thomas of Volkswagen’s California design studio. Contrary to common notion the TT is not short for “twin turbo”. The car is named for the NSU TT which is a small rear-engine model with an awesome racing pedigree that the NSU built in the 1960s and was based on the NSU Prinz. Modern TT shares nothing of the past TT model’s design concepts. The NSU TT was named after the famous Isle of Man TT motorcycles races.
Audi is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. It became a subsidiary of Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker in the year 1964. Audi’s German tagline is “Vorsprung durch Technik” which means “Advancement through Technology” in English.
Audi is one of the major subsidiaries of Volkswagen along with Skoda, SEAT, Bentley, and Lamborghini. Volkswagen is also maker of quality parts like Volkswagen Fan Clutch.
About the Author: Growing up with three brothers, Natalie Anderson became exposed early to the world of automobiles. This 29-year-old account manager now dreams of having her very own top-of-the-line vintage car.