• Mar 4th 2007 at 1:37PM
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Until today, I personally thought Audi's first generation TT looked better than the latest design. It was simpler -- more Germanic if that's possible. But dress up one of the new ones in the historic, iconic orange and blue of Gulf Oil and I'm swayed.

Fourtitude has photos of what they say is the personal car of Michael Dick, Audi AG board member in charge of Technical Development. Michael has apparently taken advantage of his position (wouldn't you?) to modify his TT in ways many of us couldn't, such as the car's R8-sourced Recaro seats with matching orange stitching. Like the guys at Fourtitude, we wonder what borrowed, unseen power bits lurk under that baby-blue hood.

Even more beautiful, higher-res pics are available at Fourtitude.

[Source: Fourtitude via German Car Blog]

Update: A few more photos (including the mystery interior shot) available here.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The white TT beside it looks twice as beautiful. Only one word for the paint job and that is tacky.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6, but its livery was quite different, making #3's point still quite valid.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree, the first generation Audi TT was a design masterpiece.
      • 8 Years Ago

      This thing must look pretty ridiculous on the road in the winter, in cold, grey Germany.
      • 8 Years Ago
      hey, if you have the resources, money, and time, why the hell not. Its growing on me everytime I come on this site.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I knew Toyota joined NASCAR this year but not Audi. Can't wait for the decals.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ugly. these Teutons are set to lose.
      • 8 Years Ago

      You're quite wrong... Sure they sponsored Ford in the late 60's/mid seventies, Porsche in the seventies... They sponsored the McLaren F1 in 1989 onwards and...

      The Audi R8 in LeMans in 2001.
      Yes, I said Audi.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gulf colors belong on Porsches and Ford GTs.

      Maybe if the TT has race wheels/slicks/cage/numbers/etc...
      • 8 Years Ago
      carguy, the audi R8 was fielded by more than the Joest/factory team. Other teams had various liveries, one of which was the Gulf car:
      • 8 Years Ago
      Holy ugly Audi, Batman!
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