Audi's hot TT caught on camera (updated)
21 August 2006

Here's the proof that Audi is preparing a hot version of its new TT coupe.Caught testing in Germany, this white prototype looks similar to the test hacks originally spied in Finnish cold-weather testing late last year. But under the skin, this machine features a more performance-focused package.

We believe these pictures show the TT S, which insiders say will use a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine (effectively half a Lamborghini motor) that could hark back to the sound of the original quattro from the 1980s. Sources say the car will have 350bhp on tap, so it seems likely that two turbos will be used, perhaps in sequential layout. The twin-turbo engine is likely to be mated to six-speed manual and S-tronic transmissions, and the car will only be available with four-wheel drive.

The TT S is expected to break cover officially before the end of this year. It will be eagerly awaited by performance enthusiasts - unlike the original car, the new model has good enough driving dynamics to cope with the extra grunt.

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Audi TT

The Audi TT remains a design icon, and is now a car that’s genuinely fun to drive no matter what engine or trim you choose

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Our Verdict

Audi TT

The Audi TT remains a design icon, and is now a car that’s genuinely fun to drive no matter what engine or trim you choose

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Driven this week