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Give your TT Lambo-style doors

2007-02-14 14:00

Sportech can give your TT a cool 'doorjob'

You can now zest up you Audi TT with Lamborghini-style scissor doors thanks to optical tuning wizards, Sportech.

That's right - Sportech can supply and fit high-quality gull-wing (LSD) doors to the all-new TT, which was launched here recently.

It ads a more spectacular new - er, angle - to a car which is already easy on the eye.

According to Sportech LSD door hinges come complete with TUV (German safety standards institute) parts certification, which confirms that they comply with that country's stringent safety standards.

Fit and finish that matches original equipment standards is due to three-dimensional adjustments being possible and the LSD door fittings are mounted exactly where the original hinges were.

With the new mechanism, the otherwise unchanged doors open first outward, and then gently glide upward and stop.

Adjustable buffers prevent the doors from being opened too wide or from falling downward or inward when open. A simple tug is all it takes to close the door.

Of course, the doors can also be opened in the "conventional" manner is so required.

The original doors are used in the conversion, which means no painting or welding is required, though careful re-wiring is needed to ensure windows, mirrors, and locking mechanisms all operate properly afterwards.

Sportech is the official South African agent for LSD, and the company's skilled technicians have already converted nine cars of various kinds in their high-tech Johannesburg workshop.

Sportech says the upgrade costs R28 000.

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