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We loved what PPI did with the Audi R8, so we expected nothing less when they got their hands on the new Audi TT. This package for the second generation Audi coupe, dubbed the PS, features a wide range of upgrades to the body, suspension, engine and exhaust. Starting with the exterior, PPI developed new pieces with aerodynamics in mind. The new front fascia, side skirts, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler all improve the air flow around the car, and carbon fiber trim pieces are also available. The 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 has been massaged to 245 bhp at 5,100 rpm and an impressive 270 lb-ft torque that is complimented by a new exhaust system with quad tailpipes. Other mods available include sport springs, PPI Formula wheels, sport steering wheel, and a big brake kit that is currently under development. While not as over-the-top as Abt's TT-R, we appreciate the PS TT's subtle OEM look, too.
The history of PPI Automotive Design is inextricably linked with the Audi TT. The PPI RS TT was the name given to the first generation of Audi TTs tuned by PPI, which became the top seller and foundation for the success of this Audi tuning specialist from Swabia, Germany. With the PPI PS TT, PPI is now following up on this success story, and is presenting the second generation. Equipped with an innovative and sporty design, you might be tempted to think that interior values would only play an inferior role. If so, you would be wrong – the PPI PS TT offers advanced, masterful technology and driving pleasure which will satisfy even the most discerning requirements.
Fresh design in proven quality
Needless to say, in developing the PPI PS TT, utmost attention has also been paid to ensuring its aerodynamic efficiency. By way of example, the body kit components have been perfectly coordinated with each other. The result is a lift-reducing, custom design with perfect surface quality. One component of the body kit is the sporty and dynamic front apron. The integrated front lip channels the air to cooling inlets and makes the car look lower on the ground.
A striking eye-catching feature and aerodynamic aide at the front end is the innovative windscreen spoiler. The PPI side sills provide a visual link between the front and rear end. These not only reduce the air stream between the axles, but also lend the PPI PS TT a powerful look, even when stationary. PPI has developed a rear diffuser specifically for the original rear apron. This accommodates the four tailpipes of the PPI sport exhaust system and, in conjunction with the rear spoiler I, produces additional downforce at the rear axle. A multi-piece rear spoiler II made from carbon fibre is also available as an option. Further carbon fibre trim components, such as the door mirror housing and the tail panel fascias, complete the aerodynamic package.
Advanced technology for supreme power increase
At the heart of PPI's comprehensive tuning suite is the performance kit I for the 2.0 l Turbo FSI engine of the Audi TT. 180 kW / 245 bhp at 5.100 r.p.m. and 366 Nm torque between 1.800 and 5.000 r.p.m. are performance figures that are also clearly noticeable on the stopwatch. Sprinting in 6.3 seconds to 100 km/h, the PPI PS TT is 0,3 second faster than its production counterpart. Governed by the maximum speed, the car is capable of a top speed of 250 km/h.
Wheels and suspension – components for optimum road holding and a stylish look
To meet the specific requirements of the PPI PS TT, PPI offers a combination for significantly enhanced handling, plus an exclusive visual appearance. The black, single-piece PPI Formula wheel in the dimension 8.5 x 19 ET 48 lends the vehicle an aggressive look. Michelin Pilot Sport2 size 235/35 ZR19 tyres provide the guarantee for perfect grip. Lowering the car's centre of gravity by 30 mm by fitting PPI sports springs also enhances the handling significantly. A sports braking system with larger discs and multi-piston brake callipers is already undergoing trials.
Interior design without limits
One highlight of the interior is the newly designed – in terms of its ergonomics – PPI "Identity" sports steering wheel. Thanks to its new shape, it is far easier to grip, whilst still offering all the functions of the production steering wheel. Whether customers are looking for a stylish or sporty finish, PPI offers the right design to suit every taste in interiors. Whether this is carbon fibre or walnut, leather or Alcantara. Upon request, PPI's own saddler's workshop can offer everything to set the heart beating. From a set of personalised floor mats through to full leather upholsteries – everything precision hand-crafted. Custom designed for you and fitted in your vehicle by expert hand.