2002 Abt TT Limited review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 28 October 2006 , 15:10:22 byEmil

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Abt TT Limited

Hardly any other car in the DTM (German Touring Car Masters) evokes as much emotion as the Abt-Audi TT-R - the most exciting vehicle in the field. With 450 HP the yellow Hasseröder racer fights against the strong works competition. Abt Sportsline now offers a genuine motorsport feeling and driving experience for the street: The Abt TT-limited quattro-drive, and up to 310 hp - these are the fascinating specifications of the Coupe. All the rest is pure emotion. For instance the "Imola-Yellow" paintwork. Even though this shade does not exactly match the colour of the DTM-racer, the similarity to its big brother in motorsport is unmistakable. Apart from the colour, the designers and engineers from Abt Sportsline in Kempten embellished the street sportscar with many extra details, showing a clear bias toward the motorsport version. "Our aim with this model is to offer a car for the street with the fascinating flair of the DTM," says Hans-Jürgen Abt, General Manager of Abt Sportsline.

The concept is a hit. At first glance the rear of the street sportscar impresses with the Abt double twin pipe rear muffler and rear wing which exclusively is manufactured for this model. The discrete TT-limited insignia on the rear apron leaves no question of its origin. This is also shown on the front: The yellow-laquered front grille with two struts is included in the package of the TT-limited as well as a single wiper featuring a yellow spoiler, black side indicators and door handles and of course the unmistakable Abt emblem on the front grille. Abt's designers also left their touch on the laquered fuel cap. Pure racing also lies under the body: DTM-pilot Christian Abt himself applied his expertise in developing the height-adjustable sports suspension which provides a lowering of up to 45 millimetres. The distinctive yellow colour dominates the interior, as well. Yellow stitching enhances the ergonomically designed steering wheel, with the seats and foot mats trimmed with yellow seams, too. The instrument rings and needle fixing pin sport the yellow colouring, with the yellow running boards decorated with the TT-limited logo. Besides the Abt sport brake system, the coupe is equipped with the Abt sports wheel A25 (8,5 x 18" offset 35). The ContiSportContact tyres with dimensions of 225/40 ZR 18 (front) and 255/35 ZR 18 (rear) with Abt valve caps complete the special appearance.

The 225-hp TT is upgraded to 250-hp with the Limited performance package. Of course the TT-limited is only the culmination of what Abt Sportsline offers in it's product range regarding tuning of the Audi TT and Audi TT Roadster.