Spyshots: 2015 Audi TTS Coupe Spotted for First Time

The brand new, third generation of Audi TT coupe is about to be revealed in Geneva. It's built on the same MQB platform as the A3 and Golf, will pack the same sorts of engines and evolve in terms of design and engineering. And yet something will undoubtedly be missing in Switzerland, the hardcore TTS.
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No matter, as our spies in Sweden have just spotted the first development prototype for the next-gen. Easily distinguished by its quad exhaust system, the car is by no means ready for production. However, all signs point towards a very fast car.

Power should come from the same 4-cylinder turbo engine used by the new S3 range of models, which is now quite large. Producing 300 PS and 380 Nm of torque, this will be about 30 PS and 30 Nm more powerful than the current TTS. Because the coupe will be slightly lighter than the S3, we think it might go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. This would mean it's faster than the R8 V8 Spyder, which is quite an achievement.

From a design point of view, the TTS will differ slightly from the regular TT. It should come with 18-inch wheels with 225/40 R18 tires as standard, the typical S body kit with larger intakes and protruding chins and a slight reduction in ride height, by about 25 milometers. Optional features will include red brake calipers, larger 19-inch wheels, full LED headlights with Matrix adaptive technology and magnetic ride damper control.

But that's just a fancy way of saying "the new TTS will be cool, fast and probably very expensive". Look for an official debut late this year.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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