2003 ABT TT Limited Wide Body

As a result of extensive wind tunnel tests, the Abt specialists from Kempten have established an aerodynamic kit which results into more downforce and therefore, a better road-holding with the TT Wide Body. At the Nurburgring, Laurent Aiello has scored two brilliant victories for the Team Abt Sportsline with the Hasseroder-yellow Abt-Audi TT-R. This TT Wide Body not only shares the front spoilers and the extended fenders with the race car, but also the side skirts, a rear wing and a complicated diffuser, which gives downforce at the rear. Several carbonfibre parts also add to the feeling.

The technicians that built the limited wide body have also used racing experience while conceiving the suspension. Christian Abt himself has taken care of the set-up. The professional racing driver opted for Abt wheels of the type A27. ContiSportContact tyres with 235/35 size have been mounted on the front wheels, 275/30 tyres on the rear wheels.

For the road the ride height of the Abt TT is lowered by 1.6 in (40 mm) compared to the standard model. The Abt sports team put a lot of racing knowledge into the TT: a sport suspension with stronger anti-roll bars, sports brakes, a safety bar made of polished aluminium, and a single windscreen wiper .

310 bhp (228 kW) is the result of a power boost that turns the standard 225 hp (165 kW) engine into a racing machine. An Abt turbocharger with intercooler and exhaust system allow the standard power plant to breathe freely. 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. With a top speed of approx. 254 kph and an acceleration from 0-100 kph in approx. 5.6 seconds, the statistics speak for themselves

Story by Abt Sportsline GmbH, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Turbocharged Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Injection
displacement 1753 cc / 107.0 in³
bore 80.77 mm / 3.18 in
stroke 86.36 mm / 3.40 in
compression 9.0:1
power 231.2 kw / 310.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 176.84 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 203.95 bhp per tonne
torque 400 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel w/Front & Rear Subframes, Aluminum Hood
driven wheels 4WD
front tires 235/35 R 19 ContiSportContact
rear tires 275/30 R 19 ContiSportContact
front brakes Vented Discs w/2-Pot Calipers, ABS
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/2-Pot Calipers, ABS
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Strurs w/Lower Wishbones, Anti-Roll Bar, Abt Suspension
r suspension Parallelogram Multi-Link w/Anti-Roll Bar, Abt Suspension
curb weight 1520 kg / 3351 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Direct Shift
gear ratios 3.454:1, 2.045:1, 1.452:1, 1.078:1, 1.114:1, 0.921:1, :1
final drive 4.059:1
top speed ~254 kph / 157.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.5 seconds