|Audi Shooting Brake|
The Audi Shooting Brake (also known as the Audi TT Shooting Brake) is a concept car developed by the German manufacturer Audi and officially unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. It is a study of a sporty two-door compact hatchback.
The concept vehicle is powered by a 3.2-litre VR6 engine developing a maximum output of 250 bhp at 6,200 rpm and the torque that peaks at 350 kg/m(236 lb/ft) between 2,500 and 3,000 rpm. The engine, already featured in some of the Audi's production models such as the second generation A3 and the TT sports car, is strong enough to accelerate the Shooting Brake from 0 to 100 km/h(62 mph) in just 6 seconds and make it reach the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h(155 mph). The vehicle also features Audi's well-known permanent four wheel drive system quattro.
The exterior appearance is dominated by a massive front grille, characteristic to the newest Audi models, as well as clear-glass headlights with the new LED technology and 19-inch double-spoke wheels originating from quattro GmbH. The interior puts the emphasis on sporty design and is dominated by materials like aluminium and leather. A notable interior feature is an evolutionary version of navigation system with touch screen monitor and character recognition.
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