2002 Abt TT Limited II review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 28 October 2006 , 15:10:50 byEmil

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Abt TT Limited II

With its Abt-Audi TT-R, Abt Sportsline has won the title in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), which was the biggest success in the history of the company. And according to the corporate motto "From the race track to the street", the world's leading tuning company for makes of the Volkswagen-concern has created a new highlight off the track as well: the Abt TT-limited II. "We want to give people the pure motorsport feeling for road use", says managing director and DTM-driver Christian Abt. The result incorporates pure passion with 265 hp, quattro drive and a fascinating sport package.

The Abt TT-limited already turned out to be a bestseller in the portfolio of the company from the Allgäu-region. For the current special edition from Kempten, Abt Sportsline not only chose a striking red, but also an optical package with an absolute eye-catcher: the TT-limited II has been equipped with the Abt SP1 sports wheel including DTM Champion wheel rim covers. The black covers with inscription commemorate Laurent Aiello's title-winning campaign in the 2002 DTM-season. Underneath the bonnet, there is a real sportsman's heart at work: the 1.8 litre turbo engine not only has 40 hp) more performance than the 225 hp strong production engine, but with 265 lb-ft significantly more torque as well.

The DTM-connection can't remain unnoticed. With the front section and the famous Abt logo on the radiator, the sporty provenance of the TT-limited II becomes clear at first sight. The connection becomes even more apparent at the back: the Abt rear wing, derived from the DTM-winning Abt-Audi TT-R, provides the best possible downforce. Below that, the rear cover including carbon diffuser and four-pipe exhaust silencer refers to pure motorsport power. "Our experience from the race track provided the ideal basis for our TT-limited II", says Christian Abt.

Quattro drive and a height-adjustable Abt sport suspension, set up by Christian Abt himself, ensure the best possible transfer of the 265 hp. The sport braking system with red-coloured brake callipers bites within fractions of a second, when it is necessary. The complete wheels with widened track, fitted with the new Abt SP1 sports wheel in the dimension 8.5 x 19 inch ensure the best possible contact with the asphalt. This representative of the new Abt SP wheel range is making its own mark, significantly standing out from other types with its flat wheel rim, declining to the inside. The super sports car comes with the appropriate Continental 235/35-19 tyres.

The thoroughbred line continues in the interior of the TT-limited II. As soon as you slide across the red doorsteps with the TT-limited II-logo into the red-painted buckets of the leather sport seats, you will soon discover the attention to detail of the designers from Kempten. A gearshift lever knob and ring of aluminium, floor mats with embroidered Abt logo, the sporty one-arm windscreen wiper and the red leather steering wheel are rounding off the perfect appearance of the super sports car.

Fitting for the performance, Abt Sportsline has chosen the appropriate wheels for the most powerful vehicle in its line-up. The Abt sports wheel SP2, cast in one piece in the dimension 9 x 20 inch and fitted with 255/30 R20 ContiSportContact2 tyres ensures the best possible contact between the quattro-drive and the asphalt. The new Champion wheel rim covers are the pinnacle of wheel design from Kempten. The silver-coloured covers with black inscription commemorate Laurent Aiello's title-winning campaign in the 2002 DTM-season.

With so much power, the performance of the brakes is especially important. Therefore, Abt Sportsline has mounted its sport braking system to the front and the rear axle of the RS6. Apart from the looks, the double-ventilated brake disks with the dimension 380 x 32 millimetres (front) and 322 x 32 millimetres (rear) ensure more safety and lighter handling of the super sports car. Larger pistons result into more braking power, the disks provide more stability and increased durability.