The Audi TT Clubsport Quattro concept was a design study
intended to show the second-generation TT in its purest
The goal Audi's development engineers set themselves for
the TT Clubsport Quattro vehicle study was to cut the
car down to the bare driving essentials. No roof, no A-pillars
- instead, a wraparound windscreen kept extremely low
and which deliberately evokes images of a speedster. The
flat, slightly tinted window strip surrounds the cockpit.
The panoramic windscreen and the two humps located behind
the interior in place of the hood compartment are reminiscent
of a racing car. The rollover bars familiar from the TT
Roadster are kept flatter and are the same height as the
sports bucket seats.
Like all contemporary Audi products the TT Clubsport Quattro
features the prominent single-frame grille, this time
with aluminium inserts to give its design a horizontal
emphasis. This has the effect of giving the TT Clubsport
a wider appearance than it already has. It also features
the Audi logo on the bonnet rather than the grille - this
badge layout was first seen on the Audi
Shooting Brake Concept.
The TT Clubsport Quattro concept is painted Daytona Grey,
a color that Audi used for the first time on the RS
4 and the Audi
S8. This forms a subtle contrast with the metallic
elements, the grille and side grille in Gun Metal, a steely
color which supplies the TT Clubsport Quattro concept
with an appearance which is both simple and aggressive.
The orange colored brake calipers link the exterior design to the interior
and provide a visual contrast. The orange also highlights
interior elements such as the instrument cowl, the armrest
and the back of the bucket seats.
The racing character of the Audi TT Clubsport Quattro
study is further underscored by its technology. The Audi
engineers have packed the 2.0 litre TFSI engine with even
more power than the 260 bhp unit found in the Audi S3.
four-cylinder unit with petrol direct injection now achieves 300 bhp. The power increase
is due to a modified intake manifold. Power is transferred
to all four wheels, making the TT Clubsport Quattro the
first new-generation TT equipped with a four-cylinder
engine and quattro permanent four-wheel drive.
The transmission of the TT Clubsport Quattro is a dual
clutch, S tronic direct-shift gearbox which can change
gear virtually without interrupting the flow of power,
a process that goes unnoticed by the driver. The six gears
can, however, also be changed manually, with gearshifts
taking just fractions of a second.
Similar and related vehicles:
Audi Nuvolari Quattro
Audi Le Mans
Audi Shooting Brake
Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro