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Audi hints at next TT! Photos!

2005-10-11 19:06

New Shooting Brake Concept shows what Audi is planning for next TT

The striking Shooting Brake Concept shows Audi's future design direction for its sports car range.

According to Audi the Shooting Brake's design is also influenced by the company's current A4 racing models in the DTM and the Audi RSQ concept study.

Its front end is characterised by the striking single-frame radiator grille with dominant horizontal slats in chrome.

The tapered shape at the front - further accentuated by prominent air inlets at the sides - and the dynamic cut of the clear-glass headlights give the face its decidedly forceful character.

One new element in the portfolio of design features is the upward swoop behind the rear side window. This, together with the wide C-post, accentuates the prominent rear end.

Its overall length is 4.18m and it is 1.84 m wide, while it stands 1.35m tall.

The Shooting Brake concept features a host of technical innovations, which include an adaptive damping system, an evolutionary version of satellite navigation with a touch screen monitor and character recognition, and new LED headlight technology.

Under the bonnet is a 3.2-litre V6 engine with a power output of 184 kW at 6 200 r/min and a torque figure of 320 Nm available between 2 500 and 3 000 r/min. This enables the Shooting Brake to rocket from 0-100 km/h in six second and to reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h. The car also comes with Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive.


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