When the TT sports coupe debuted 17 years ago, Audi quickly found itself in an awkward position. Although the first-generation model became a pop-culture sensation and a commercial success, the TT’s popularity as an automotive fashion accessory made respect as a serious sports car hard to come by.
Since then — with every succeeding generation — Audi has made the TT more aggressive and edgy. But its latest incarnation might just be the meanest in the history of the model — at least in concept. Called the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo, it’s a full-on 600 horsepower fire-breathing monster.
It currently exists in pure Conceptlandia; Audi hasn’t committed to building a production version, obviously. But it signals Audi’s desire to finally rid the TT of its cute, fun reputation.