2002 Abt TT Sport review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 28 October 2006 , 15:10:48 byEmil

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Abt TT Sport

Abt Sportsline has developed a super sportscar on the basis of the Audi TT guaranteed to raise the pulse of sports-minded drivers. The 300 hp Abt TT Sport carries the signature of the reigning German Super Touring Car Champion, Christian Abt. Similarities with the Abt Audi TT-R competing in the DTM (German Touring Car Masters) are no coincidence.

Sport - this word is a promise, and the Abt TT Sport not only fulfills this promise on the race track. The new highlight in the program of the world´s largest tuner of Audi and VW vehicles enthralls on the highways and byways, as well. And, should owners wish to take to the open air - the TT Sport is also available as a convertible.

Optimised aerodynamics, providing considerably more downforce and driving stability at high speeds on motorways and national roads, are the result of comprehensive wind tunnel work. A very low front apron, an impressive rear wing, and a diffuser under the rear - normally only seen in racing - contribute to the increased safety.

For the road the ride height of the Abt TT sport is lowered by app. 40 millimetres compared to the standard model. The Abt sports team from Bavaria put a lot of racing knowledge into the new top model: a sport suspension with stronger anti-roll bars, sports brakes, a safety bar made of polished aluminium, and a single windscreen wiper are borrowed from the motorsport scene. A four-pipe exhaust system made of stainless steel with metal catalytic converters not only improves the appearance of the rear, but contributes to the fascinating sound of the Abt engine. 300 horsepower at 6400 rpm is the result of an optimised electronic engine management, supported by a modified exhaust manifold, turbo-charger, intercooler, and injection system. Contributing to the power-plus is modified air-ducting. Maximum torque of 295 lb-ft is reached at 2800 rpm.

Recaro sports seats, a top quality interior, featuring a combination of fine Nappa and Alcantara leather and the Abt floor mats round off Abt´s complete work. The specialists from Kempten display their love of details with the engraved Abt logo on the fuel cap, the gear lever knob, and the shifting gate ring. ContiSportContact tyres, 235/35-19 (front) and 275/30-19 (rear) ensure optimal road holding.