Report: Audi Working on Super TT

What happens when you slice the Lamborghini Gallardo's V10 in half? (Don't try it at home, kids.) Actually, you get junk, unless you're an Audi engineer. Then — as MotorTrend reports — you get a 350-hp inline five for a version of the new Audi TT, being developed under the working name, TT-Lambo. In theory, the powerplant would be similar to the 2.5-liter inline five from the VW Golf and Jetta, but a new cylinder head and turbocharger would result in a car, reportedly due in 2009, that's a new incarnation of the TT Quattrosport, albiet one for US buyers as well. Additions will include an aero kit and brake upgrade, with optional ceramics potentially, and 19- or 20-inch alloys. Back to the old turbo five? That just had to be the Italians' idea. [Thanks to Phafanapolis for the tip.]

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