A speedy sports car with four seats and five doors, that is what Audi presented as the TT Sportback concept at the recently concluded Paris Motor Show. The exterior of the show car invokes the design idiom of the classic TT, developing it into a new and elongated sculpture that looks quite captivating. The distinctive horizontal lines at the front end of the new Audi TT Sportback concept reinforce the broad and sporty look. Bearing the quattro badge on its lower edge, the Singleframe grille is flatter and wider than on the two-door coupe and features a honeycomb grille insert with a resplendent dark aluminum look. The Audi virtual cockpit dominates the elegantly designed interior of the show car, with the 12.3-inch screen replacing the conventional instruments and the MMI monitor. The screen provides top-quality graphics and enables the driver to choose between multiple display levels.
The 2.0 TFSI engine in the Audi TT Sportback concept captivates with its performance characteristics and it generates 400bhp at 6,400 rpm, with a specific output of 200bhp per liter of displacement. The four-cylinder engine puts 450 Nm of torque on the crankshaft between 2,400 and 6,000 rpm, with over 300 Nm already available at just 1,900 rpm. But that’s not all, because the overall driving dynamics are also influenced by the suspension that reflects the technological expertise behind the Audi TT Sportback concept. The front suspension is based on a McPherson system with aluminum components that reduce the weight of the unsprung chassis masses. The four-link rear suspension can process the longitudinal and transverse forces separately. The car is yet to be put into production but it surely will be on roads very soon.