What does Audi tt stand for?
“TT” is an acronym for the famous British Tourist Trophy race held since 1928 (I think) on the English Isle of Man. The name also alludes to the classic NSU TT (see our “Facts”).
What’s a TTS?
It was supposed to be the name of a sports (more sporty) version of the TT – by analogy with the S-series of Audi. It was expected that this modification will appear in late 2001 – early 2002. However, this car remained a prototype and did not go into production. A more sporty model TT was launched only in 2005 and was called Audi TT Quattro Sport (240 hp).
Is it true that the TT is “a car for girls”?
Only those who have never driven this car say so! 🙂
In fact, TT is considered a “unisex” car. It’s sleek and compact, “toy” design makes people around treat it a little bit frivolously – it’s true. But if you have sat behind a wheel and have estimated driving qualities of TT – you will never call it “girlish” or not serious.
Do I understand correctly that the 150 hp 1.8T engine was first “spun up” to 180 hp, and then to 225?
Not exactly. The first (in 1998) models with 180 and 225 hp engines were made. Only in 2002, the 150 hp modification has appeared on the market. That is, in the case of TT, this engine was rather “compressed” to 150 hp (admittedly, we don’t know why – probably for some clever marketing reasons).
Tell us, what’s the difference between the 150, 180, and 225 hp 1.8T engines?
Externally, the 225hp engine differs primarily in a different turbine (K04 instead of KKK Type K03) with two intercoolers instead of one. Internally — lower compression (9.0:1 instead of 9.5:1). Audi engineers claim that boosting the engine to 225 hp required modification or replacement of almost all components (reinforced cylinders and pistons, modified flywheels and clutch, intake and exhaust manifolds), so only the cylinder head remains unchanged from the 180 hp original.
Why do some TTs have one exhaust pipe and some have two?
Most modern Audis (any model) have a bifurcated exhaust pipe to indicate (strangely enough) a Quattro all-wheel drive.
So also with TT: if one pipe is front-wheel drive; if two pipes are Quattro, or cool tuning.
The TT seller convinces me that the car came straight from Germany, but under the hood on the fender is a Hungarian sticker. Am I cheated?
Maybe cheating, of course — but not with a sticker. All TTs are made in the Hungarian city of Gjör anyway. Under the hood, you have a sticker of the manufacturer “AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft.”
What are the external differences in the different modifications of the TT?
As written above, two pipes distinguish the four-wheel-drive version. Also, all quattros have an oblong “Quattro” nameplate on the front grille, to the left of the emblem and at the back, on the hood.
Cars with the V6 3.2 have a “3.2” nameplate on the trunk next to the Quattro. The TT 3.2 DSG also features special gills on the fenders in front of the front arch, a black “honeycomb” rear deflector, and an enlarged trunk spoiler (almost like an antifender).
Is the TT’s abbreviation “Twin Turbo”?
Sadly, no. Actually, it means “Tourist Trophy”. Why see the answer above.