Shown at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Audi have built a superbly fast TT Concept car that is inspired by their historic Audi 90 IMSA GTO racing car.
Fans of eighties motorsport will almost certainly remember Audi’s legendary Audi 90 IMSA GTO. Boasting over 700bhp, an outrageously wide body and a huge side exhaust, it remains one of the most exciting looking racing cars of all time – it’s even still rated by Top Gear as one of their ‘coolest racing cars’.
Arriving around 20 years after the Audi 90 IMSA GTO, Audi’s new TT Clubsport Turbo Concept was originally unveiled in 2015 and shows obvious homage to its ancestor. Much like the Trans-Am racing car of yester year, the TT Clubsport Concept features a five-cylinder engine but this time it’s a 2.5-litre unit that is turbocharged by an electric turbo. Producing 592bhp, the TT Clubsport Concept is capable of a blisteringly fast 0-62mph sprint of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 192mph. It may be down 130bhp when compared to the Audi 90 IMSA GTO but it is certainly anything other than slow.
Externally, another obvious hint to the old Trans-Am car can be found in the form of a 5.5inch wider body than the production TT and a paint scheme that is now similar to the historic racer. Complementing the widebody kit, and assumedly helping to keep the TT Clubsport Concept planted to the road, Audi have also utilised a large, manually adjustable, carbon fibre rear wing that is similar to that of their TT Cup racing car.
Audi say that the aesthetic used on the TT Clubsport Concept takes the “TT silhouette to the extreme” – that’s something that we definitely agree with.
Unfortunately, Audi haven’t announced any production car plans based on the TT Clubsport Concept but they have announced a range of aggressive new Audi Sport Performance Parts for the Audi TT RS.
Aimed at those who wish to use their TT RS for performance driving, the new parts can enhance the suspension, the exhaust system, the exterior and the interior. For more information on the new Audi Sport Performance Parts, contact one of our Audi Centres below.