Audi TT ultra quattro concept Unveiled
Developed as a lightweight concept car based on the current generation TT model, the ultra quattro concept weights only 1,111 kg (2,449 lbs), which makes it 300 kg (661 lbs) lighter than the standard production version. In addition, the car's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine also gained a power upgrade to 310 HP, which enables this unique TT to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in only 4.2 second, and a top speed of 280 km/h (173 mph).
The impressive weight loss was possible thanks to a lighter body structure, optimized detachable body parts and the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer and magnesium. However, the concept car kept its air conditioning and electric windows, which means the vehicle could have been even lighter if desired.
As one would expect, a unique concept needed to stand out among a pack of “mediocre” TTs, thus the ultra quattro received a few visual enhancements as well, including a larger spoiler, visible carbon fiber wing and R8 GT bucket seats. The body was painted in a special crystal white color, which is complemented by carbon fiber reinforced polymer roof, flanks and tailgate.
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