Wide add-on parts, a powerful rear wing and a power output of 600 hp – the Audi TT clubsport turbo impresses with its raw power and audacious design. The inspiration for the GTI-Treffen at Worthersee show car came from the successful Audi 90 IMSA GTO of the late 1980s.
The Audi TT clubsport turbo has a power-boosted 2.5 TFSI engine with very impressive performance data. From 2,480 cc of displacement, the five-cylinder engine produces 600 hp of power and 479 lb-ft of torque, the latter from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm. This means that it produces 240 hp and 191 lb-ft per liter of displacement. Power is transferred via a manual six-speed transmission.
Thanks to its systematic lightweight design, the show car has an unladen weight of just 1,396 kg. The car completes the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, and its top speed is 310 km/h (192.6 mph).
The turbos are powered by a 48-volt electrical system, with a compact lithium-ion battery that can store regenerated power. The Audi TT clubsport turbo plays out its big advantage over the first few meters of a sprint. Its electrically driven compressor lets it cover up to 16 meters (52.5 ft) within the first 2.5 seconds – which is six meters (19.7 ft) further than a comparable car without this electric trickery. This equates to a difference of around one and one-half car lengths.
It also features coilover suspension and electric jack to get over obstacles like curbs and speed bumps. The body is 14cm wider than before, and it’s been treated to a manually-adjustable rear-wing (from the Audi TT Cup car), a titanium roll-cage, lightweight bucket seats with four-point harnesses and a set of 370mm carbon-ceramics, which sit behind 20in alloys wheels shod with vast 275-section rubber.