Sunday, December 6, 2009

Where does the "TT" in Audi TT come from?

Isle of Man TT races "Tourist Trophy"


The Audi TT takes its name from the successful racing tradition of NSU in the British Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. NSU began competing in the TT in 1911, and later merged into the company now known as Audi.[2]

The Audi TT also follows the NSU 1000TT, 1200TT and TTS cars of the 1960s in being named for the race.

The Audi TT Roadster was presented in Detroit in 1999 under the name Audi TTS

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'Vorsprung Dirch Technik' [ Advantage Through Technology" - Audi's German Tagline. Audi will import 5000 roadsters into North America for an on-sale date of April 2000. Half of these will be equipped as Quattros, and only 1250 are expected to be the 225-horsepower version. So what the heck does TT stand for anyway? That would be "Tourist Trophy" as in Great Britain's historic racing series of the Isle of Man. TT Now Stands for Terrifically Topless.

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