Audi's 592bhp TT Clubsport Turbo headed to Wörthersee tuning festival
Audi’s TT Clubsport Turbo concept will be powered by a 2.5-litre a few-cylinder petrol engine
Hot Audi TT Coupé-based concept features electric turbochargers along with also can reach 193mph
The concept, which features a newly developed 2.5-litre a few-cylinder petrol engine along with also two electrically driven turbochargers, gets aggressive styling along with also a total power output of 592bhp.
The transversely mounted powerplant will be claimed to propel the latest in a long line of TT show cars through 0-62mph in just 3.6sec along with also on to a claimed top speed of 193mph.
The heavily reworked TT Coupé will be described by Audi’s head of research along with also development, Ulrich Hackenberg, as a technology concept created to provide a glimpse into the sort of features we can expect to see appear on future types through the German car maker.
“Electric turbocharging signifies a completely new dimension,” he said. “We are close to production readiness with This particular technology with our diesel engines. right now we are presenting the idea which has a petrol engine, too. We are the first car maker to do This particular.”
At the heart of the TT Clubsport Turbo will be a completely new incarnation of Audi’s traditional a few-cylinder petrol engine. While retaining the same 2480cc capacity as the existing unit used from the RS3, the idea will be described as being completely new through the ground up. “the idea will be a clean sheet design,” said Hackenberg.
With the help of a completely new twin electric turbocharged induction system, the engine develops a specific output of 239bhp per litre. Torque swells to a peak of 479lb ft on a band of revs between 3000 along with also 7000rpm.
As well as previewing the German car maker’s plans to add electric turbocharging to its petrol engine line-up from the near future, the completely new two-seater also provides an insight into Audi’s plans for a 48V electrical system. Set to get its first airing on the upcoming SQ7, which will be the first product slated to use Audi’s electrically turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, Hackenberg hinted that will the idea will become a regular feature on upcoming types.
The 48V electrical system will be required to provide energy for the electric turbochargers. the idea uses a lithium ion battery mounted from the luggage compartment to store kinetic energy generated under braking along with also during periods of trailing throttle. This particular energy will be then utilized to run the turbochargers when required.
Audi claims the adoption of electric turbochargers provides a big advantage in standing-start acceleration due to their ability to provide instantaneous boost. “The TT Clubsport Turbo covers up to 16 metres within the first 2.5sec – which will be six metres further than a car with conventional exhaust gas turbocharging,” said Hackenberg.
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