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Special Audi TT To Mark The Model’s 20th Anniversary

When the 20th Anniversary Audi TT goes on sale, it will be a limited edition by default as the automaker is only producing 999 copies of the specialized model for customers.
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For the last couple of decades, one of the more exciting Audis available has been the Audi TT. Here is more information on some Audi model development. I had the chance to drive an early production version of the TT and found that it was a machine that handled quite well with road manners that were excellent. I found that through turns and corners, the TT was quite stable, easily holding any line I chose.

2.0-Liter Turbo Is Responsive

I also found the first 2.0-liter turbo four was responsive and up to the task of moving the two-door TT along quite briskly when it had the chance to break free of the almost never-ending stream of traffic near my home. When I was in traffic, though, I also found the engine’s broad powerband means that you could lug it down to roughly 1,500 rpm, and then it accelerated right out of the low end and into a more reasonable gear for traffic duty.

Additionally, I found that the ride was quite reasonable, not unduly harsh or hard at all. I also noticed that thanks to the right combination of suspension pieces, the TT did what its designers expected, while keeping me quite comfortable as well. About the only drawback, I found was the higher-than-expected dash panel that left me sitting a bit under the wheel which was somewhat of a hindrance. That said, though, I also found the view out of the cockpit excellent with the usual blind spots. Altogether I was quite impressed by the power and torque of the power team. The seating provided me with more than enough comfort so that I was able to throw the TT around and remain securely seated. The seats, themselves, were topnotch.

That was a few years ago, and today the TT is much the same. Indeed, for the first time in two decades, Audi TT Development Plans. Audi has decided to make some significant changes to its two-door pocket rocket. For example, the TT sports a newly shaped single-frame grille, as well as restyled bumpers and air intakes and redesigned side trims and wheels.

2 More Powerful Engine Choices

There are two engines, both 2.0-liter turbos with different power levels. The 40 TFSI currently turns out 197 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and 236 pounds-feet. The 45 TFSI cranks out 245 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 273 pounds-feet of torque. The more powerful TTS version, available only the seven-speed S-tronic double-clutch; the non-S model is available with a six-speed manual. The TTS hits 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. The TTS now turns out 306 horsepower at 5,400 rpm. It turns out 295 pounds-feet of torque from 2,000 rpm onward.

The virtual cockpit has been revised and now features two standard display modes – Classic and Infotainment. There is also an optional Sport mode for the cluster.

To mark its 20th anniversary, Audi will have an individual TT 20 Years edition. Audi TT 20 Year Edition Shown.The new model features the original roadster’s baseball-style leather. In other words, the cabin’s trim is brown with contrasting stitching. The interior trim colors include Arrow Gray and Nano Gray. The colors are a couple of notches lighter than the original Nimbus color, but it is still an obvious homage.

999 Special Models Mark 20th Year

Audi plans to produce only 999 examples for the anniversary edition. Each one features particular badging, matte Audi rings on the sides, five-spoke 19-inch wheels, black brakes, and other specific details. The TT 20 Years will be available in both coupe and cabrio trim. Some 80 units have been set aside for the American market.

Source: Autoblog


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