• Nov 27, 2007
The quad-ring obsessives over at Fourtitude have the inside scoop on what Audi plans to unveil in Detroit this January, and enthusiasts stand to benefit from a duo of performance products in the form of an R8 concept and what's likely to be the production version of the TT-S.

Audi's midship masterpiece has only been on the market a few months, but it's been all but confirmed that bigger things are on the way. The rendering above was supposedly released to a handful of lucky press outlets a few weeks back and it obviously foretells a future convertible variant of the R8. Rumors about a powerplant upgrade in the form of a V10 are also circulating, but we think its doubtful that Audi would blow it all on one show.

While the R8 convertible is pure motoring pr0n, the TT-S is proof that Audi is taking its performance offerings seriously. The exterior benefits from a number of S-line goodies originally spied at the 'Ring, while power is expected to come courtesy of the European S3's 265 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged four. The combination of a more aggressive suspension, larger brakes and upgraded rolling stock is sure to capitalize on the TT's already nimble chassis.

Head on over to Fourtitude for a rendering of the TT-S and to get an eyeful of the R8 cabrio concept.

[Source: Fourtitude]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      While I was not sure about the side-blades, the loss of them reduces the character of the car quite a bit... Although it is still quite striking.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually like it more because the side blades have been reduced to air intake accents. =) Which is odd because I usually like coupe versions more than convertible versions. For some reason, I never warmed to the different colored side blades and always preferred the few pics that had them near or the same as the body color.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Umm... Didn't you guys show this image back in July, as revealed by the UK's Car magazine?
      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/26/leaked-official-audi-r8-spider-sketch