- Jun 16, 2006
Audi TT to skip a year
Audi said Wednesday that it would be giving its TT the year off in the U.S. in preparation for the new coupe to make its debut here next year as a 2008 model. Technology will be key, the automaker says - the frame incorporates aluminum to lighten it up and improve handling, and it will even have what Audi calls a "magnetorheological" supsension (say that five times fast) that is a version of Delphi's electromagnetically semi-active suspension called MagneRide, which is also used on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac XLR and Ferrari 599 GTB.
The automaker plans a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.2L V6 with manual and S tronic (read: DSG) transmissions.