The Audi TT is not what you would call the most manly car and its’s commonly referred to as a hairdresser car. But that has all changed with the new Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept.
The 2.5L in-line five-cylinder and electric biturbo produces an astonishing 600hp and 650Nm of torque. Audi was able to achieve such a high peak horsepower without sacrificing low down power with its electrically powered compressors. Normally when a vehicle is equipped with a large turbo, the result is significant turbo lag in the lower rpm range. However Audi’s e-turbo fills in those gaps meaning spontaneous response and powerful sprints from low engine speeds at all times.
The Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept 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 TT clubsport e-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 innovation. That is a difference of around one and one-half car lengths.
Its power is match with an equally outrageous body kit sporting Wide add-on front and rear fenders. With a rear wing inspired from the Audi Sport TT cup racer.
Although Audi has no plans to put the TT Clubsport Turbo Concept into production, the good news is that the technology used in this concept will eventually filter its way down to their production models.