As inspiration for the TT Sportback concept, Audi looked both into its past and to the future. The 4-cylinder sports car is actually a fusion of the five-door A5 and A7 Sportbacks but also combines elements of the classic TT. The new TT Sportback – in distinctive Mars red body color – was unveiled this week at the Paris Motor Show.
At the core of the TT Sportback concept is a 2.0 TFSI engine with 400 hp (294 kw), connected to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and all part of the famed quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Thanks to a body made with steel and lightweight aluminum parts, the TT Sportback has a low center of gravity and gets up to 100 km/h from zero in 3.9 seconds. The concept is a bit larger in every measurement than the production TT: 11.4 inches longer, 2.4 inches wider, 1.2 inches taller and with a 4.7 inch larger wheelbase.
One of Audi’s most unique new innovations is the LED high beam. On the TT Sportback, it’s accompanied by a laser high-beam spot featuring several laser diodes that illuminate for several hundred meters when activated at 37.3 mph (60 km/h). The spot provides additional lighting for increased driver safety, while a camera detects and blanks out other motorists, according to Audi.
Full details on the Audi TT Sportback concept can be found here.
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