420PS Audi TT quattro sport concept hits 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds.
Tempted by the new Audi TTS, but feel it needs more power? The TT quattro sport concept, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is for you. Audi has made the new TT even lairier. So lairy, in fact, that it would probably punch you in the face if you so much as looked at it. Y’know — if it had fists.
The four-cylinder 2.0-litre TFSI seems to be the engine that keeps on giving because in the TT quattro sport concept it produces a hefty 420PS (414bhp) and 450Nm (331lb/ft) of torque from 2,400rpm, with 300Nm available from 1,900rpm. In the Audi TTS you get 310PS (305bhp). The power to weight ratio is said to be an impressive 312.5PS per ton.
All those extra horses help the TT quattro sport concept hit 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds, knocking an entire second off the time it takes the TTS and a whopping 1.6 seconds off the most powerful standard TT when equipped with all-wheel drive and an s-tronic 6-speed automatic. Fast is, therefore, an understatement.
Stick the quattro sport concept next to the 2014 TT and you would perhaps notice the wheel arches have been extended outwards by 30mm, encasing 20-inch alloy wheels and semi-slick tyres. Audi has also added a sizable rear spoiler, front splitter and rear diffuser to help with aerodynamics, while air intakes and a broader front grille provide a menacing look.
The inside has been stripped down to save weight, which means you no longer get luxuries like armrests and speakers. Instead you get low-set bucket racing seats and strips of Alcantara for the door handles. As for luggage, well, you get a compartment for two racing helmets.
Both the new TT and TT quattro sport concept both share the new 12.3-inch display instrument cluster so you can see just how ludicrously fast you are going in a digital format.
Whether the Audi TT quattro sport concept will make production is unknown. Secretly we hope Audi goes ahead with it, mainly because the eye-wateringly expensive Mercedes GLA 45 AMG could do with a bit of competition.