Neuspeed envisions each project car as having a split personality, one that's comfortable for the everyday stop-and-go but also one that can handle some serious g-forces. The TT-N was outfitted with four-piston Brembo calipers and 355mm full floating rotors in the front and OEM S3 assemblies (310mm rotors) with Neuspeed stainless steel lines in the rear. For the suspension, the Neumanns used a multi-pronged approach with Bilstein PSS10 coilovers, Neuspeed tubular anti-roll bars, Neuspeed forged wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires to address any and all shortcomings in the factory configuration.
I finally snatched the TT-N's key from under Neumann's eagle eyes when he left to get the detailer spray and baby diapers to erase evidence of my fingerprints. On ignition, it introduced itself with a raucous exhaust blip. Making my way out of the driveway onto the uneven road surface, I was impressed with the suspension's comfort. Past the pothole-laden frontage road, I reached the freeway onramp and really got on it. Having a K04 turbo on my A3, I readied myself for massive wheel-spin on throttle, but surprisingly, it did not happen. The massive 265/30 Michelin Pilot Sport Cups just dug in and propelled the TT-N off the line without so much as a stutter. By the time a looked at the speedometer, I had quickly crested triple digits and was quickly coming up on traffic-a good time to test the big Brembos. A push of the pedal brought me from the back of the seat to the front as I went from close to 100 to 20mph instantly without hesitation. Navigating the urban Camarillo streets back to Neuspeed HQ, the suspension remained comfortable and held the line all the way through the corners.
The Neumanns have built what you might call a tuning dynasty, combining their passion for cars and their passion for perfection, thus earning a reputation for continually creating outstanding product under the Neuspeed name. In the TT-N moniker, N stands for Neuspeed, of course-and the Neumanns are proud to attach the family name. A name that has become synonymous with the word "tuner."
Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
2.0-liter I4, dohc, 16-valve. Neuspeed K04 turbo upgrade, Neuspeed turbo back exhaust with 200-cell HJS catalytic converters, Neuspeed Hi-Flo air charge pipe, Neuspeed Hi-Flo air discharge pipe, Neuspeed front-mount intercooler, Neuspeed P-Flo, Neuspeed Power Pulley, OEM S3 cams, OEM S3 DV relocation kit
Six-speed S tronic, Neuspeed urethane torque arm insert
Bilstein PSS10 coilovers, Neuspeed 25mm front anti-roll bar and Neuspeed race series 25mm rear anti-roll bar with Neuspeed billet end-links
Brembo four-piston calipers with 355mm rotors (f), 310mm OEM brake conversion with slotted rotors, Neuspeed stainless steel braided lines
Wheels and tires
Neuspeed RS6, 19x9.5
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, 265/30
Caractere front and rear bumpers, Caractere rear wing, OSIR dry carbon fiber front grille, OEM Euro-spec head- and taillights, Neuspeed dry carbon-fiber engine cover
DEFI boost gauge, OSIR gauge O-Pod
Peak Power: 335 hp @ 6450 rpm
Peak Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.3 sec.
Top Speed: 160 mph
*Neuspeed data est. at the crank on
91 octane fuel