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27-02-2005, 07:01 PM

New TT Coupé quattro Sport model is the lightest, quickest and most driver-focused TT quattro to date

New TT Coupé quattro Sport available to order now for £29,355 OTR for first deliveries in May 2005
1.8-litre turbo charged four-cylinder engine with power increased to 240PS at 5,700rpm and torque up from 290Nm to 320Nm between 2,300 and 5,000rpm
Rear seat and spare wheel removed to reduce weight, helping to achieve 0-62mph time of just 5.9 secs and 155mph maximum speed
Distinguishable by two-tone paint finish and sports styling package from the TT 3.2 quattro models, plus exclusive 15-spoke alloy wheels
Revised sports suspension and special interior treatment

A new and even more acutely performance-focused version of the iconic Audi TT sports car joins the range in Britain this month, combining increased power with reduced weight to give driver satisfaction absolute priority. Limited to just 1,000 right-hand-drive examples, the new Audi TT Coupé quattro Sport is now available to order for £29,355 OTR for first deliveries in May 2005.

Inspired by the four-cylinder turbo, 225PS TT Coupé quattro, the new TT Coupé quattro Sport raises its game through engine modifications that increase maximum power to 240PS, produced lower down the rev range at 5,700rpm, and torque from 280Nm to 320Nm between 2,300rpm and 5,000rpm.

To ensure that this additional power makes itself felt as fully as possible, weight has also been pared back compared with the familiar 225PS model. By replacing the spare wheel with a tyre mobility system, and the parcel shelf and rear seat with a stability bar that also improves torsional rigidity for optimum handling, kerb weight has been reduced by 49kg to 1,416kg.