Audi is going to bring a new concept version of the Audi TT, the TT ultra quattro concept to this year’s Wörthersee Tour 2013, which kicks off on May 8.
Audi is going to bring a new concept version of the Audi TT to this year’s Wörthersee Tour 2013, which kicks off on May 8. The Audi TT ultra quattro concept is a new lighter version of the TT, which comes in at just under 2,500 pounds and is powered by a 310-hp 2.0L TFSI engine, which catapults the concept from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds.
The engineers from Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm concertedly fine-tuned the Audi Space Frame (ASF) in the current TT generation to come up with the body for the Wörthersee showcar, shedding
another 94.80 pounds from the body structure. Together with the optimized detachable body parts, the result is a weight saving of 220.46 pounds. The engineers were able to reduce its weight by using carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the rear end, the center tunnel, in the B-pillars and in the roof. Magnesium components were also used in the floor.
The concept car is painted in the special color crystal white. The CFRP used on the
exterior adds a striking touch on the hood, the roof, the sides and the trunk. In the interior the same material also adorns the door trim, the center console and the crossbracing that replaces the rear seat bench. The developers have also fitted the bucket seats from the R8 GT to the concept study; their chassis alone, made out of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), reduce weight by 48.50 pounds.
One cool feature is the exterior mirrors have been replaced by compact cameras which transfer the images directly into the digital cockpit.