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2008-01-10 07:49
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Audi
Model TTS
Engine 2-litre, inline four, turbo
Power 203kW
Torque 350Nm
Audi is expected to unveil the hot version of its iconic TT sportscar at the Detroit motor show next week.

The new TT-S will feature an upgraded styling package and increased power from the venerable 2-litre turbocharged four, which already does duty in the S3 and VW Golf GTI.

Pretty, quick

Styling upgrades for the Audi style icon will include the migration of LED lights from the S5 to the TTS, setting the performance TT derivate apart from its lesser siblings.

TT-S badges adorn the pronounced grille too, and two twin rear exhausts complete the performance theme from a styling perspective.

Ensuring the TT-S has the requisite performance to match its bespoke styling upgrades from lesser TT models, the 2-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been boosted to deliver 203kW and 350Nm.

This should enable the TT-S to mix it with the likes of 350-designated coupe and convertible models from Mercedes and Nissan.

Characteristically power is split up to drive all four wheels via a quattro system, and thanks to the prodigious traction this set-up provides a 0-100km/h sprint time expected to be 5.2 seconds, with a 250-km/h top speed.

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