Audi didn’t stop with the all-new TT and TTS but also unveiled the brand new TT Quattro Sport Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In our opinion, this new concept car actually previews the next-generation TT-RS.
As you can see from the photos, this new concept car comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper with large air intakes, a big singleframe grille, a front end splitter made from carbon fiber, extended fenders (30 millimeters (1.18 in)), new side sill, a new rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system featuring two big pipes and a new rear wing.
The design of the car is completed by the 20-inch wheels with a central locking mechanism and wrapped in semi-slick tires but also by the Crystal White paint finish. Inside, we find plenty of Alcantara, even the door handles are in fact a diagonal strip of Alcantara. Moreover, there are two low-set racing buckets featuring black four-point seat belts with white accentuating stripes.
The luggage compartment offers space for two racing helmets. The new steering wheel offers the red start/stop button alongside the keys and rotary buttons for operating the Audi virtual cockpit. Depending on what the driver sets, the fully digital instrument cluster’s 12.3-inch display shows different views.
Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that generates 309 kW (420 hp) at 6,700 rpm and 450 Nm of torque (331.90 lb-ft) available in the engine speed range from 2,400 to 6,300 rpm. With a curb weight of 1,344 kilograms ([2,963.01 lb] without driver), the Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds.
Serving as the heart of the new Audi TT quattro sport concept is the 2.0-liter TFSI unit that is tuned to deliver 420 hp of max output at 6,700 rpm as well as 450 Nm of peak torque available between 2,400 rpm and 6,300 rpm. At just 1,900 rpm, more than 300 Nm of torque is readily available. Interestingly, the 2.0-liter TFSI engine features a specific output of 210 hp per liter of displacement, which is more than that of the R18 racing car that won the 2001 Le Mans. This racing car marked the first time that Audi combined turbocharging with FSI direct gasoline injection.
Since the Audi TT quattro sport concept comes with a curb weight of 1,344 kilograms, each horsepower emanating from the 2.0-liter TFSI engine just needs to move less than 3.2 kilograms.
At this ratio, the four-cylinder TFSI engine is powerful enough to send the Audi TT quattro sport concept sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds.
Stefan Knirsch, Head of Powertrain Development, called the powerful 2.0-liter TFSI high-performance engine as an impressive demonstration of the power reserves available in Audi’s EA888 engine range. He noted that this engine already earned several accolades around the world and has been living up to its name in several Audi sporty models.
Knirsch remarked that the 2.0-liter TFSI engine is showing off its full potential in the TT quattro sport concept, building on around 35 years of experience in the field of turbocharging as evident on the powerplant’s “fusion of optimal performance and fuel efficiency.”
The 2.0-liter TFSI engine is derived from the successful EA888 technologies like the Audi valvelift system (AVS) variable valve timing, dual injection system (FSI plus MPI) and dual camshaft adjustment. It also boasts of a number of tweaks like the employment of an ultra-high- strength forged steel crankshaft and special aluminum pistons with integrated cooling channels.