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Very Special Gulf-Colored TT Spotted at Audi Forum Ingolstadt


We received an email this week from our friend Hans Zwijnenburg who you may remember as the photoshop artist who took a stab at making RS5 and a TT-RS images that we've published (can be found here... http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...nburg). However, the pictures you see here are not photoshops. They are of a very special TT parked in front of the building at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt known as A50.
What's so special about A50, located directly across from the delivery center? Well, near as we can tell, the top Audi AG execs use this area to park their personal rides. Want to see a pre-production model or some one off made for a board member? This is the place.

So when Hans sent us these pics, we were extremely interested. A50 (seen in the background above) was easily noted as we've been to the Audi Forum a number of times. However, we've never seen a Gulf-colored TT before. Well, correction, I've seen once once before... a small photo on a cell phone of the proud owner... one Micheal Dick, Audi AG Board Member for Development.

Michael is the guy who makes the prototypes, the development mules, etc., etc. Interesting guy. Interesting job.
Outwardly, the car looks to have the Audi Accessories body kit and wheels. They are, of course, painted in the famous Gulf racing color scheme.
Inwardly, this car is also quite interesting. Check out the picture below, complete with TT quattro Sport-looking rear strut bar and load net. Knowing who the owner is, wouldn't you love to know what's in the bubble wrap as well?
Seats appear to be the same new Recaro sport seat seen in the R8, S3 and RS 4, though we hear from our own contacts they've got orange stitching as well.

Micheal Dick is a trememdously interesting motorhead... a true enthusiast who, we're sure, probably parks this car next to his first-generation Gulf-colored TT quattro Sport. We had a chance to chat with him a few weeks back, and will be publishing a transcription of the conversation in the next few weeks.



 

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Update:
I had the pleasure of sitting across from Michael Dick this evening while in Geneva for the Auto Show. I hadn't seen him since before these pictures surfaced, but I asked him more about them.
This is most definitely his new toy. The cross-member in the back isn't necessarily indicative of things to come for the new TT. Rather, he says the cross-bar was from the old TT quattro Sport.
I also pressed him on the pearl white TT also seen in the pictures. He said that it has red leather and is one of the current personal rides of Mr. Rupert Stadler, the new head of Audi.
 

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Re: Very Special Gulf-Colored TT Spotted at Audi Forum Ingolstadt (AAPL)

Quote, originally posted by AAPL »
Absolutely stunning! I wonder if a prototype i5t engine is in that beauty http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by AAPL at 12:10 AM 3/8/2007

Never know.

If someone had access to such an engine (if it exists
), that'd probably be the guy.
 

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