Audi decided to stunt a little bit with the reveal of the TT clubsport turbo concept this week, although it may also be a case of carpe diem because, well, the Wörthersee Tour festival is a great occasion to offer something as edgy as this race-ready car.
The Audi TT clubsport turbo concept is robust under its hood thanks to a 2.5-liter, 5-cylinder engine that produces 600 hp and generates 479 lb.-ft. of torque. That much power translates to a respectable 0 to 60 mph time of 3.6 seconds.
What’s even more exciting here is the compressor electrically powers the twin turbo engine, and deploys a new technique in which it continues to “boost charge pressure when too little drive energy is left in the exhaust gas for the conventional turbocharger,” Audi said in a statement.
The electric compressor derives its power from a 48-volt electrical sub-system, with a lithium-ion battery placed in the luggage compartment.
Audi is touting the new technology as being ready for production, and Yahoo! Autos suggests the innovation could be very compatible with Audi’s turbo diesel engines.
The TT concept is 5 inches wider than the chassis of its original model, and is equipped with wings to channel downforce. This Audi also has a six-point harness and carbon brakes.
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