Audi recently unveiled images of its awesome 600hp TT Clubsport Turbo concept car. The concept is an extreme take on the newest generation TT, and even though it probably won’t reach production, it gives us a nice indication of what the next-generation TT-RS might be like.
The biggest giveaway is the car’s engine, in this case an enhanced version of the familiar turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder fitted to the last TT-RS. In the new TT Clubsport Turbo concept, the engine uses something really new; an electrically driven turbocharger, helping it to deliver upwards of 600 horsepower without any turbo lag. That sounds like it can only be fun!
The TT Clubsport Turbo concept definitely has a super aggressive look to it, which Audi says was inspired by the successful Audi 90 IMSA GTO racecar of the late 1980s. To give it an aggressive stance as well as aid mechanical grip, the concept’s track was widened to 1.73m. The fenders are painted in a colour called Ferro Titanium and they are open at the front and rear. What this means is that air from the car’s slipstream flows through them to cool the brakes, clever idea Audi. Sitting inside these fenders are a set of 20-inch wheels. They have a six twin-spoke design and are finished in a two-color look, and the tyres have a rather large 275/30 section. The concept also features carbon-ceramic brake discs for minimum brake fade. Inside the cabin materials such as carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and black Alcantara are used extensively. The bespoke bucket seats are covered in coral orange Alcantara and feature contrasting stitching and piping. CFRP parts with their large surfaces create sporty accents on the doors and center console, and the doors are closed by pulling on a tube-shaped grip with an Alcantara inlay.
This is the most radical TT ever made and it’s quite a pity that it won’t reach production, but we can dream…