The TT Clubsport Quattro will be Audi’s contribution to the VW Wörthersee festival in Carinthia, Austria, between 13 – 16 May this year. The festival serves as a launching pad for new technologies and sporty derivatives from VW, SEAT, Audi, and Škoda.
The Audi TT Clubsport Quattro concept previews the upcoming TT RS, but in its current guise, makes more power, and is faster than the brand’s halo super-car – the R8. The styling is said to be inspired by the late-’80s IMSA Audi 90 GTO, and construction primarily involves carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRF). A wide-body kit translates into a TT that is 14 cm or 5.5 inches wider than stock, while the giant rear wing, made from CFRF as well, is manually adjustable.
A total of 600 horsepower is squeezed out of the 2.5 litre, 5-cylinder, TFSI engine, courtesy a single large turbocharger. To counter the obvious turbo lag, an electric supercharger, just like the one in the RS5 TDI prototype, comes into play. 650 NM of twist is distributed to all the four, rather wide 275/30R-20 tires courtesy Quattro, while 62 mph is dispatched in just 3.6 seconds from a standstill. Top whack is a claimed 193 mph (310 km/h), and carbon-ceramic brakes assure ready deceleration. An adjustable carbon coil-over suspension is also available at one’s disposal.
The interiors are appropriately stripped off, and the TT Clubsport Turbo is fitted with a titanium roll cage and racing seats with four-point belts. The dashboard is carried over largely unchanged, but the steering wheel, with its buttons for starting the engine, adjusting the driving mode, the stability control system, and setting the pit-lane speed, is taken from the new R8.