Audi - TT
The Audi TT progressed from the design study shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1995 to the production version in around three years. Numerous awards from specialist magazines and their readers and high levels of demand are an impressive demonstration of this Audi sports car's popularity since its launch in September 1998.
Thanks to its sophisticated sports suspension, with McPherson struts at the front and double wishbones with trailing arms at the rear, the Audi TT Coupé quattro offers optimum vehicle dynamics and reassuring safety margins. The brake system, with four large discs, ABS and electronic braking-pressure distribution (EBD), is also designed for sporting performance. When fitted with the turbocharged engine, the TT has ventilated brake discs at the rear as well as at the front. In conjunction with front-wheel drive, a traction control system (ASR) is fitted as standard to maintain forward progress in difficult conditions.
In November of 2002 Audi unveiled the first version of its TT Coupé sports car to feature a 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine and completely new transmission technology. The combination of the high-torque 3.2-litre engine with 250 bhp and innovative sports gearbox emphasises the dynamic drive qualities of the four-wheel-drive TT in a unique way.
In August 2004, Audi announced that the next-generation TT will be made of aluminum and would go into production in 2007. A TT concept (the Audi Shooting Brake) was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. This concept featured angular styling and a "shooting brake" 2-door hatchback body style.
Audi revealed the second-generation TT on April 6, 2006. It is constructed of aluminum in the front and steel in the rear to enhance its balance and is available in front- or all-wheel drive. The production car uses of the 3.2 L V6 engine, with 250 PS (184 kW), as well as a 200 PS (147 kW) version of Audi's direct injection 2.0 L four. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with the DSG as an option, and Quattro all wheel drive is standard with the V6. Audi's new active suspension, Audi Magnetic Ride, will be available and is based on Delphi's MagneRide. It will again be offered as a 2+2 coupé with a roadster coming for 2008. A wagon version is rumored as well.