Fun facts about the Audi TT Quattro
- The Audi TT Quattro is a regular fixture in racing games, notably the Need for Speed series. Here the Audi TT shares its Audi TT 3.2 Quattro and the Audi TT RS models.
- The TT, as with all Audi vehicles bearing the 'quattro' name, uses the same all-wheel drive concept. Power is initially concentrated to the front wheels, but upon the event of them slipping, power quickly shifts to the rear wheels.
- The origin of the TT began in the spring of 1994 in the Volkswagen Group Design Center in California. Originally a concept car, the Audi TT was first shown at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show.
- The TT in the Audi TT was taken from the successful racing tradition of the NSU Motorenwerke in the British Isle of Man motorcycle work. The TT stands for Tourist Trophy. NSU, coincidentally, competed in the race before merging into the company now known as Audi. TT has also been made to mean 'Technology & Tradition'.
- A few famous cars that had taken their name from the TT series also includes the NSU 1000TT, the 1200TT, and the TTS. All of these cars were manufactured back in the 1960s.
- A model of the Audi TT, the TT RS, was originally not available in the United States. Fortunately, Audi gave in to the wishes of Facebook fans of the car to bring the Audi TT RS into US shores.
- Each TT has a unique engine for specific variants. The entry level TT has a 158 bhp output engine, while the high-performance TT RS has a whopping 335 hp. This is to give each specific market a choice for their car.
- The TT is more aluminium than steel, with a 69 per cent to 31 per cent ratio. This is because designers wanted to save weight. At the same time, they also wanted to achieve a more desirable weight distribution in the car.
- In motorsports, the Audi TT was entered sponsored by Revo Technik in the KONI Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class. It was also used as a safety car in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.