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Audi TT
Second Generation TT
Manufacturer Audi AG
Parent company Volkswagen Group
Production 1999–present
Assembly Győr, Hungary
Class Luxury sport car / Roadster
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
2-door roadster
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Audi A3
Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit
Skoda Octavia
SEAT León
Volkswagen New Beetle

The Audi TT is a sports car produced by Audi since 1998 in Győr, Hungary. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 464 pixel Image in higher resolution (1015 × 589 pixel, file size: 131 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Audi TT Metadata... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Audi is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... Volkswagen Group (ISIN: DE0007664005, TYO: 7659 ) is a German automobile manufacturer and one of the largest automotive companies worldwide. ... Raab redirects here. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A luxury car is a relatively expensive car. ... A Honda NSX sports car A TVR Tuscan sports car A sports car is a car designed for sporting performance above utility. ... 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster This article is about the car body style. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster This article is about the car body style. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... The Audi A3 is the new BMW and an entry-level Noobluxury car / Wagonsmall family car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1996. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Å koda Octavia is a car, built on the Audi A3 chassis. ... The SEAT León (pronounced Leh-On) is a small family car built by the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT since 1999. ... The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car introduced by Volkswagen in 1998, drawing heavily on the design cues of the original Beetle. ... 1963 Jaguar E-Type, a classic sports car 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was based upon European sports cars A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... Raab redirects here. ...

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Concept and name

The TT was first shown as a concept car at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. The design is credited to J Mays and Freeman Thomas of Volkswagen's California design studio, with Martin Smith contributing to the award winning interior design. The TT name does not indicate "twin turbo" as is sometimes assumed. The car is named for the NSU TT, a small rear-engine model with a formidable racing pedigree that NSU produced in the 1960s and was based on the NSU Prinz, although the modern TT shares next to nothing with that model's design concepts. The NSU TT was, in turn, named for the famous Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle races. 1938 Buick Y-Job, the first Concept car A concept car or show car is a car prototype made to showcase a concept, new styling, technology and more. ... The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... J Mays (born October 15, 1954 in Maysville, Oklahoma) is currently the Vice President of Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company. ... Freeman Thomas is an automobile designer active in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Martin Smith is an automobile designer active in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Logo of the Company NSU, 1951 NSU Motorenwerke AG (normally just NSU) was a German manufacturer of cars and motorcycles which was founded in 1873, and was acquired by Volkswagen in 1969. ... The NSU Prinz was an automobile produced in Germany by the NSU Motorenwerke AG. The car was built from 1957 to 1973, and received a model change in 1961 (the old model was continued until 1962). ... Joey Dunlop riding down from Kates Cottage towards Creg-ny-Baa. ...


Design

The TT's styling is regarded by many as a watershed moment in automobile design. From its introduction as a concept car in 1995, and as a production car in 1998, the design was regarded by many as bold, innovative, and revolutionary. While the car borrowed a few design elements from earlier vehicles, the overall design was considered by many to be truly unique. Despite its smooth-curved appeal, the design does not lead to revolutionary aerodynamics — the drag coefficient of the body is actually a relatively high 0.35 [1]. But with its distinctive, rounded bodywork, bold use of bare anodized aluminum, and a lack of defined bumpers, the TT represented a departure from much of the styling that dominated the car market at that time. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Automotive design. ... The drag coefficient (Cd, Cx or Cw, depending on the country) is a dimensionless quantity that describes a characteristic amount of aerodynamic drag caused by fluid flow, used in the drag equation. ... The iPod mini has an anodised aluminium surface, and comes in many colours Anodizing or Anodising is a process used to protect aluminium from abrasion and corrosion and to allow it to be dyed in a wide range of colors. ...


The success and popularity of the TT's iconic design gave many automotive designers (and manufacturers) greater latitude to experiment with bold, distinctive design. The TT's influence can be seen in the design elements of many vehicles released after the TT.


The TT is often regarded as the vehicle that made people take a second look at Audi. No longer just a second-tier European maker, Audi emerged as a serious competitor for the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The then-new B5-platform A4 model was a substantial improvement on its Audi 80 predecessor; these two models firmly secured Audi's position as a prestige marque. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ...


First generation

First generation
First Generation TT
Production 1999–2006
Platform Volkswagen A4 platform
Engine(s) 1.8L 150hp I4
1.8L 160hp I4
1.8L 180 hp I4
1.8L 225 hp I4
3.2L 250 hp VR6
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
6-speed DSG
Wheelbase 95.4 in (FWD)
95.6 in (AWD)
Length 159.1 in
Width 73.1 in
Height 53.0 in
Fuel capacity 14.5 US gal.

The production model (internal designation Typ 8N) was launched as a coupé in September 1998, followed by a roadster in August 1999, based on the Volkswagen A platform used for the Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia and others. Styling wise, it differed little from the concept, except for slightly reprofiled bumpers and the addition of rear quarterlight windows behind the doors. Mechanically, the TT uses a transversely mounted engine with front or quattro all wheel drive. It was first available with a 1.8 L turbocharged inline four cylinder 20-valve engine. with either 180 PS (132 kW) or 225 PS (165 kW). The engines share the same basic design but the 225 PS version features a larger turbocharger, an additional intercooler on the driver's side, forged connecting rods, a dual exhaust, and a few other internals designed to accommodate the increase in turbo boost from roughly 10 psi peak to 15. Quattro was optional on the small engine, and standard on the more powerful 225 PS version. Image File history File links Audi TT. Photo by Shahram Sharif (Flickr user Best4You): original here. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The Volkswagen A platform is an automobile platform shared among the compact cars of Volkswagen Group. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster This article is about the car body style. ... The Volkswagen A platform is an automobile platform shared among the compact cars of Volkswagen Group. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Å koda Octavia is a car, built on the Audi A3 chassis. ... A transverse engine is an engine in which the crankshaft is oriented side-to-side relative to the wheels of the vehicle. ... The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer (typically air) occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. ... Front wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the Audi all wheel drive system, for information on the Audi coupe of the same name, see Audi Quattro. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... An intercooler, or charge air cooler, is an air-to-air or air-to-liquid heat exchange device used on turbocharged and supercharged internal combustion engines to improve their volumetric efficiency by increasing intake air charge density through isochoric cooling. ...

Audi TT Roadster

All TT models were recalled in late 1999/early 2000 following concerns over the car's handling which was considered unstable under high-speed cornering as the result of throttle lift-off oversteer. A number of fatal accidents took place and especially the safety of the car's handling was questioned. Subsequently a number of modifications to the car were made, which were subsequently incorporated into all future examples: rear-wing spoilers were fitted to reduce lift and suspension settings were altered to increase understeer. The original four cylinder engine range was complemented with a 250 PS (184 kW) 3.2 L VR6 in early 2003, which comes with the quattro all-wheel drive system. In October 2004 a new DSG (dual-clutch) gearbox, which improves acceleration through drastically reduced shift time, was offered along with a stiffer suspension. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3257 × 2171 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3257 × 2171 pixel, file size: 1. ... A product recall is a request to return to the maker a batch or an entire production run of a product, usually due to the discovery of safety issues. ... Car handling and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. ... Trailing-throttle oversteer is a form of oversteer in an automobile. ... This Ford F-150 pickup truck has two spoilers one on the roof and another on the tailgate. ... The lift force, lifting force or simply lift is a mechanical force generated by solid objects as they move through a fluid. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... Ideally, when the car reaches the turn, the driver will steer it along the line marked with green dots. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... // Description VR6 is an engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... The Direct-Shift Gearbox (Direktschaltgetriebe) is a dual-clutch gearbox designed by BorgWarner and initially licensed to Volkswagen Group (which owns the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Å koda brands). ... Shift time refers to the amount of time without power between gears usually with reference to motor vehicles but can apply to any gearbox. ...


Audi has developed the TT with some notable improvements, including a lightened and power-boosted "quattro Sport" model, and 240 PS (176 kW) and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), however the handling and steering are considered by many (including BBC's Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson), to be "boring". It should be noted, however, that the TT's handling character is deliberate[citation needed], as Audi vehicles are generally designed to exhibit understeer (a characteristic determined by suspension design, the effect of the quattro all-wheel drive system, and other factors). Understeer is inherently a safer handling characteristic, as it is easier for less experienced drivers to predict and control the vehicle (and thus the car can appeal to a much broader market). Cars that display a tendency to oversteer, typically rear-wheel drive cars such as BMW and Mercedes or American musclecars like the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro, are more diffcult to handle on the limit and are by many considered more dangerous in the hands of inexperienced drivers. Kilometres per hour (American spelling: kilometers per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For the original series, see Top Gear (original format). ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other Ford Mustang models and concepts, see Ford Mustang Variants. ... Modified 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. ...


Commercialy the first-generation TT was a massive success for Audi in most markets. The car reached audiences which had not previously considered to buy Audi and it helped broaden the appeal of the brand to younger people, and women in particular. The TT was especially successful in the United Kingdom and the United States where the car soon became a fashion item, increasing demand and creating long waiting lists.


Second generation

Second generation
2007 Audi TT
Production 2007-present
Platform Volkswagen A5 platform
Engine(s) 2.0L 200 hp I4
3.2L 250 hp V6
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 97.2 in
Length 164.5 in
Width 72.5 in
Height 53.5 in

In August 2004, Audi announced that the next-generation TT will be made of aluminium and would go into production in 2007. A TT concept (the Audi Shooting Brake) was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. This concept featured angular styling and a "shooting brake" 2-door hatchback body style.[1] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 485 pixelsFull resolution (2208 × 1338 pixel, file size: 239 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The Volkswagen A platform is an automobile platform shared among the compact cars of Volkswagen Group. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aluminum redirects here. ... The Audi Shooting Brake is a concept car developed by the German manufacturer Audi and officially unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. ... The Tokyo Motor Show is an annual auto show held in November in Tokyo, Japan. ... Shooting-brake is a car body style indicating luxury estate cars built for being used by wealthy hunters. ...


Audi revealed the second-generation TT, internal designation Typ 8J, on April 6, 2006. It is constructed of aluminum in the front and steel in the rear to enhance its balance and is available in front- or all-wheel drive. The production car uses either the 3.2 L V6 engine, with 250 HP (186 kW), or a 200 HP (149 kW) version of Audi's direct injection 2.0 L four. Better known as FSI, Fuel Straight/Stratified Injection, the technology was derived from the LeMans racecars and offer improved fuel efficiency as well as an increased power output. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with the DSG as an option, and Quattro all wheel drive is standard with the V6. Audi's new active suspension, Audi Magnetic Ride, will be available and is based on Delphi's MagneRide magneto rheological dampers (which means that the suspension will automatically adjust depending on the current road conditions). The new TT also features an improved rear spoiler that will automatically extend at speeds greater than 75mph and retracts again at 50mph. The spoiler can also be manually controlled by the driver via a switch on the dash [2]. It will again be offered as a 2+2 coupé with a roadster arriving in late 2007 as a 2008 model. A wagon version is rumored as well.[2] The second-generation Audi TT is now available to consumers in the United States as a 2008 model. The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Direct Injection may refer to: a music recording technique more commonly referred to as Direct Input. ... MagneRide is a semi-active suspension technology from Delphi Corporation. ... A magneto rheological damper or magneto rheological shock absorber is a damper filled with Magneto rheological fluid, which is controlled by an electric field, usually using an electromagnet. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ...


Also for 2008, a TT-S(S for Sport) and TT-RS(RS for Renn Sport in German, or Race Sport) are in the works, similar to the S4 and RS4 versions of the Audi A4. The TT-S will use the turbocharged 2.0 liter I4 known from the Audi S3 producing 270 horsepower, and the TT-RS will use a 2.5 liter 5-cylinder engine making 350 horsepower, both intended to compete with the BMW Z4, Nissan 350Z, and Porsche Cayman S.[3] An upgraded 4-cylinder TDI is also planned with output more than the current top-of-the-line 125 kW (170 hp) model. The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Audi S3: 1st generation Audi S3: 2nd generation The Audi S3 is a hot hatch version of the A3 small family car, built by the German automaker Audi. ... The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German automaker BMW, known as the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupe form. ... The Nissan 350Z is a sports car manufactured by Nissan Motor Co, LTD. The 350Z is the fifth (and current) generation of Nissans Z-car line, originally introduced in 1969 (as a 1970 model year) as the Datsun 240Z. The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold... The Porsche Cayman (named after the caiman) is a mid-engine 2-seat sports car to be launched for the 2006 model year. ... Turbo Direct Injection (TDI) is the technology used for modern Diesel engines produced by Volkswagen Group, and is widely used in passenger cars produced by the company (especially those sold in Europe). ...


Awards

The TT was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2000. It was also on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001. The North American Car of the Year is an automobile award voted annually in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover of Car and Driver from age of psychedelic lettering Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine. ... Main article: Car and Driver Car and Driver magazine annually nominates a list of what it considers the Ten Best cars and Five Best trucks. ...


The second generation TT has been honored with many awards including the inaugural Drive Car of the Year, Top Gear Coupe of the Year 2006, Fifth Gear Car of the Year 2006, Autobild 'Most Beautiful Car' and World Design Car of the Year 2007, as well as being a finalist for World Car of the Year. Top Gear may refer to: Top Gear (current format), a BBC television series about cars and motorsport in its new format (2002–present). ... This article is about the TV series. ...


References

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Notes

  1. ^ TT Almost Revealed. AutoWeek. Retrieved on March 9, 2006.
  2. ^ TT Revealed - for Real. AutoWeek. Retrieved on April 7, 2006.
  3. ^ Gall, Jared; Hans G. Lehman (01). Spied: 2008 Audi TT-S (Website Article) (English) 1. Retrieved on September 30, 2006.
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Type 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Supermini 50 A2 A1
Small family car A3/S3
Compact exec 60/75/90 80/90 A4/S4
Executive car 100/200/S4(C4) A6/S6
Full-size car V8 A8/S8
Coupé Coupé S Coupé GT A5/S5
Coupé quattro t85 Coupé quattro t89 / B3 A7
Roadster TT
Sports car Quattro RS2 RS4 RS6 RS4
Supercar R8
Convertible Cabriolet A4/S4 cabriolet
Crossover A6 allroad quattro
SUV Q5
Q7
Concept and future models: A1 · A7 · Allroad Quattro Concept · Avantissimo · Avus Quattro · Le Mans Quattro · Nuvolari Quattro · Pikes Peak Quattro · Q3 · Q5 · R4 · Roadjet · RSQ (from I, Robot) · Shooting Brake · Rosemeyer · R-Zero
Motorsport: Quattro · R8R · R8C · R8 · R10 · Sport
Founder: August Horch | Corporate website A brand of the VW group | Audi Centre of Excellence | Audi Channel | Audi Driving Experience
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Type 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Compact car A3
Super 90 Fox 4000 80/90 A4/S4
Mid-size car 100 5000/5000 turbo 100/200/S4 A6/S6
Full-size car V8 A8
Coupé Coupe GT Coupe Quattro A5
Roadster TT
Sports car Quattro RS6 RS4
R8
Convertible Cabriolet A4/S4 Cabriolet
Crossover SUV allroad
Compact SUV Q5
Luxury SUV Q7

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