That’s 154.5kW per litre from its turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, or as Audi prefers to explain it, 210HP per litre.
TT fans thought the German carmaker was done when it unveiled its new TT and TTS models in Geneva, but few were expecting a TT Concept as well.
Audi says its gun engine is a new benchmark for the 2.0 litre category, with more power than the 2001 Le Mans R18 race car, which was the first time Audi combined turbocharging with direct injection.
Peak torque is 450Nm, with over 300Nm available from just 1900 RPM, and the TT Quattro Concept achieves the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds.
Power is transmitted to the road through an S-tronic dual clutch automatic and all four 20-inch wheels wearing semi-slick tyres, while the concept weighs in at 1344kg with an impressive 54:46 weight distribution.
The interior is a minimalist affair, with no door armrests or speakers, racing seats and four-point racing harnesses, along with a boot designed to accommodate two helmets.
“With our Audi TT quattro sport concept show car, we wanted to demonstrate what the new TT’s technology can do if you take it a step further,” Audi’s Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg said.
“This car is designed for racing; an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”
Audi’s plans for the TT Quattro Concept beyond the Geneva Motor Show are unclear, but the new TT in road-going form should arrive in Australia in Q1 next year.