Audi Unveils Tts at Naias

By: Anthony Fontanelle

Audi AG, the German luxury automaker, as it inks a decade TT sports car production, hit another milestone in the auto industry by unveiling the performance-focused version dubbed the TTS. The TTS made its official debut last Sunday at the North American International Auto Show.

The TTS, which is available in both four-seat coupe and two-seat roadster convertible, is equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 272 hp and a governor-limited top speed of about 155 mph, divulged MLive. The engine produces nearly as much power as a 3.2-liter, six-cylinder engine, but with better fuel efficiency, it added.

To keep weight well distributed and under control - at a curb weight of just 3075 pounds - steel construction is used by the automaker's engineers at the back end of the TTS. Additionally, aluminum is used in the front and center sections as well as the front suspension.

The use of lightweight aluminum and steel hybrid body shell kept the supercar grounded by a tailored chassis featuring four-wheel drive. Also, the TTS took advantage of the enlarged brakes and upgraded power steering to manage extra power. It will be recognizable by 'S' insignia, as well as new bi-xenon headlamps, larger front air intakes and deeper side-skirts and arches to house 18-inch alloy-wheels, Reuters noted.

The new engine features an intercooled turbocharger, direct gasoline injection and reworked air-intake system to become one of the most powerful four-cylinder engines around the globe. The engine generates as much power as the automaker's 3.2-liter V6. However, the power is delivered with slashed fuel consumption. Specific fuel-use figures and pricing will be available closer to when the car goes on sale in the United States in November.

In the cockpit-like interior, there is a gray-finished instrument panel and different-design multi-function steering wheel, along with leather- and Alcantara-trimmed sport seats, according to the Detroit Free Press. Silk Nappa leather upholstery is available in four different colors, as is an Impulse leather package with silver stitching and black trim or Chennai brown trim and espresso contrast stitching, described the Car Connection.

With the S tronic, the TTS Coupe will be able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in only 5.2 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, reports say. Accelerating from 80 to 120 mph in fourth gear will only take 4.4 seconds. That makes the car one of the most amazing.

The maker of promises brand new driving experience with the speediest version of the TT. And they expect aficionados to appreciate the new power offered by the sportscar.

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