Friday, October 14, 2011

The Audi TT - A High-end Sports Car

Manufactured by the automaker renowned and prestigious German Audi TT version has been a success since it became available in the market. The Audi TT is classified as a sports car and is available as a two-seater roadster or a 2 +2 coupe. The development of this high-quality vehicle goes back to 1994 and the main concepts were brainstormed at the Audi Design Center in California.

A year later (1995) Audi TT was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept car, and surprisingly after having thoroughly reviewed the project received the green light to start production, most of the original design and concept remained intact, which is very rare among concept vehicles. At the moment there have been two generations developed, let's take a look at them.

First generation:

The original car was launched in 1998 as a coupe and the roadster roadster was introduced to the market a year later (1999) - the role of this generation engine was a 1.8L Turbo I4, 3.2L VR6, the configuration of the transmission is available as a five-speed manual or automatic and a six-speed automatic or DSG.

The first TT coverage earned media and placed at the point of light due to the high-speed accidents in Europe, accidents resulting in death occurred at a speed of over 110 kilometers per hour, this trigger the withdrawal of the two versions within this generation in order to improve the management of very high speeds.


It is expected of generations later, the Audi TT (8J) has a beautiful and refined design that was first introduced in the Tokyo Motor Show 2005 as a concept vehicle, the body style shows a hatchback two doors. Later, in 2006 Audi announced the second generation that is constructed with aluminum front and steel in the back, this was done in order to improve balance and handling of this high performance vehicle, which also available in front-or all-wheel drive.

According to its design performance and characteristics of the second generation vehicle came into the magazine Car and Driver 10 Best list for 2000 and 2001 - was awarded with several prices and other titles as well.


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