ABT Audi TT RS
The Audi TT is a real work of art when it comes to its design. The car combines elegance, dynamism and compact dimensions to the best effect. “That’s how a car should look like,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, the CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, who has a predilection for the TT: “For us, both the coupé and the roadster are an ideal basis to work with. After all, you can tell that it wants to perform by simply looking at a TT“, Abt adds. The traditional Bavarian company has therefore done something with all RS versions – and with up to 470 hp (346 kW) provides pure
ABT POWER S. The Audi TT RS thus doesn’t only look like a super sports car, it actually is one, too. Or, to put it more succinctly: The ABT TT RS is a big automotive dream car of only 4.2m in length...
What the ABT Sportsline engineers have done is really breathtaking. An optimised engine management and the use of a self-developed ABT air-to-air intercooler and an ABT turbocharger turn a solid 340 hp (250 kW) into up to 470 hp (346 kW). Torque is increased from 450 to a gigantic 630 Nm. The ABT TT RS is very powerful in all speed ranges. The chic sports car only needs 3.9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 kph. Its top speed is 285 kph. To put this ABT POWER on the road in the right design, a visually attractive rear spoiler for both the coupé and roadster has been developed which harmonises with the TT’s dynamic silhouette and underscores its superiority. And thanks to the ABT suspension springs the car’s CoG is lowered by another 30mm. An optimised carbon footprint and better sound is seen to by the ABT stainless steel exhaust system (middle and rear silencer). The ABT sport brake system will remain cool even in critical situations.
We also recommend the CR, DR and ER sport-type wheels in 19 or 20 inches to go with the TT. It’s up to you which wheel you choose, of course, but the wheels were consistently weight-reduced and optimised. The unsprung masses were kept as small as possible, which improves the car’s road and damping behaviour a lot. The ABT wheel highlight is certainly the new high-performance wheel ER with its ten spokes and a dynamic bent. For the TT RS, the wheel is available as a cast version, ER-C, and as an extravagant, forged version, ER-F. It goes without saying that all wheels can be bought in combination with high-performance tires. After all, “Really Sporty” starts with those.
Source: ABT press