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One of 800 special edition cars, a Mk1 Audi Quattro TT Sport with 59,390 miles.
Galvanised body with crumple zones, side impact bars, xenon lights, headlamp cleaning system, front and side airbags, Aerodynamic Styling Package, Alcantara/Leather upholstery, Alcantara gear knob, handbrake and steering wheel, stability bar replacing rear seats, tyre mobility system replacing spare wheel, Driver Information System (DIS), Audi Concert sound system. Factory options; Comfort Sports seats, heated seats, BOSE speaker system, electronic climate control. Dealer options; Audi tailored floor mats.
The only Audi TT model built by Audi AG high-performance specialist subsidiary Quattro GmbH in Germany, the Quattro TT Sport or TT Club Sport as it was known in Europe was built in very limited numbers. Just 800 UK cars were produced, less than the 1000 cars originally intended, and this example is finished in Audi Phantom Black Pearl effect, (Code LZ9Y)). The paintwork looks superb with a deep gloss shine and only a few minor marks. Correct black exhaust tips and wider arch spats are unique for the TT Sport and all other trim sections are intact with Audi main dealer number plates fitted. An outstanding example of this much revered and coveted TT Coupe.
The interior of this Audi TT remains in fantastic condition. The incredibly rare Comfort Sports seats were a no cost factory option for the TT Sport finished in black alcantara/leather coverings, (Code JN), all in very good order. There is slight bobbling to the alcantara steering wheel and a light scuff to the driver’s side inner sill tread plate. All controls and functions operate perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning. Obvious weight saving measures to contribute towards to overall weight loss of 75kg is achieved by a stability bar and luggage net in place of the rear seat, and removal of the spare wheel. Inspection of the luggage area reveals an immaculate air compressor and wheel changing apparatus as well as the all-important factory options label. The discreet and unique Quattro Sport badge above the glove box acts as a subtle hint towards this very special TT’s capabilities and scarcity.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The increased power from the 1.8 turbocharged engine rising to 240bhp is the result of a different mapping profile and offers an explosive 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds and limited top speed of 155mph. Further weight saving and weight distribution measures were achieved by the removal of the rear counterweight and relocation of the battery to the rear of the vehicle. The engine compartment is unmolested, very clean and has all stickers and plates clearly visible. The Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system mated to a precise 6-speed gearbox offers phenomenal stability and driver enjoyment.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique to the Quattro Sport and in superb order, the original 8J x 18 front and 8.5J x 18 rear alloys wheels remain fitted and are shod in matching premium Uniroyal Rainsport tyres of correct size 225/40 R18 and 235/40 R18 front and rear respectively. All four tyres were fitted brand new in 2018 and have covered approximately 1,200 miles only. The braking system offers assured and safe braking power with the callipers painted red as another distinguishing standard feature of the Quattro Sport. Without question the most desirable production Mk1 TT driving experience.
Supplied new on 30th September 2005 by Audi Sheffield, this totally standard example has covered just 59,390 miles from new. The history file features stamped service booklet records displaying seven stamped entries with a separate history folder containing invoices for regular servicing and maintenance. In December 2018 with approximately 1,200 miles covered since, there is a specialist invoice for £2,078.50 for a full service including the all-important Haldex oil and filter and cambelt and water pump change. In July 2020 at 59,010 miles a documented full service was carried out including fuel filter, gearbox oil and differential oil. Every MOT certificate carried out since 2009 is in the history folder to further verify the mileage and both original Audi flick keys are present. All handbooks are contained within the smart black A5 wallet with dealership point of sale literature.
All Mk1 Audi TT’s have gained huge appreciation in the world of modern classic cars but none more than the pinnacle Quattro TT Sport, more so in such unmolested and low mileage condition as this example.