The Audi TT is a small 2-door sports car marketed by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi since 1998. It is assembled by the Audi subsidiary Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. Győr, Hungary, audi a2 owners manual pdf bodyshells manufactured and painted at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant. This changed with the third generation model that uses parts made entirely by the Hungarian factory.
The styling of the Audi TT began in the spring of 1994 at the Volkswagen Group Design Center in California. The TT was first shown as a concept car at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. The design is credited to J Mays and Freeman Thomas, with Hartmut Warkuss, Peter Schreyer, Martin Smith and Romulus Rost contributing to the award-winning interior design. A previously unused laser beam welding adaptation, which enabled seamless design features on the first-generation TT, delayed its introduction.
Audi did not initially offer any type of automatic transmission option for the TT. United Kingdom TT variants becoming the world’s first user of a dual clutch transmission configured for a right-hand drive vehicle, although the outright world first for a road car equipped with a dual clutch transmission was claimed earlier by a Volkswagen Group platform-mate, the left hand drive Volkswagen Golf Mk4 R32. NSU marque began competing at the Isle of Man TT in 1907 with the UK manager Martin Geiger finishing in fifth position in the single-cylinder race.
The 1937 Isle of Man Lightweight TT race was won by Ewald Kluge with a 250cc supercharged DKW motor-cycle and the DKW and NSU companies later merged into the company now known as Audi. The Audi TT also follows the NSU 1000TT, 1200TT and TTS cars of the 1960s in taking their names from the race. Coupé in September 1998, followed by a Roadster in August 1999. Volkswagen Golf Mk4, the original Audi A3, the Škoda Octavia, and others.
The styling differed little from the concept, except for slightly reprofiled bumpers, and the addition of rear quarterlight windows behind the doors. Factory production commenced October 1998.
2000, to improve predictability of the car’s handling at very high speeds. All changes were subsequently incorporated into future series production versions of the car.
The original generation Audi TT was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2000. It was also on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001. By 2003 Audi had provided a “face-lift” to the TT, with a number of small styling and practicality improvements. Mechanically, the TT shares an identical powertrain layout with its related Volkswagen Group platform-mates.
The TT uses a transversely mounted internal combustion engine, with either front-wheel drive, or ‘quattro’ on-demand four-wheel drive. It was first available with a 1.
Haldex Traction enabled four-wheel drive, ‘branded’ as “Quattro” was optional on the 180 engine, and standard on the more powerful 225 version. 2-litre VR6 engine in early 2003, which came as standard with the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Built by AUDI AG high-performance specialist subsidiary quattro GmbH, it had increased power from its 1. This weight reduction was achieved by removing the spare wheel, rear harmonic damper, rear parcel shelf and rear seats, and the standard fitment air conditioning.