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Audi TT automotive 'style' crimes continue

When it comes to crimes against automotive style, the Audi TT has been a donor car to a number of them.

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Paul Maric
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If you’re eating lunch or pretending to listen during a work teleconference, try not to be sick – or try to keep a straight face – as you explore this crime against automotive taste.

The folks at DriveTribe stumbled across this style crime on a Japanese car sale website.

It’s a first-generation Audi TT (2002, to be precise) that has been unconvincingly styled to resemble a Bugatti Veyron. We know, you’d never be able to tell the two apart if they were parked side-by-side.

Aside from the massive spoiler on the rear, the owner has gone to great lengths to replicate the Veyron in the eyes of his TT.

Everything from the bug-eyed headlights to the sculpted paint scheme on the side screams hypercar.

If you’re wondering, the restyled TT is slightly down on power in comparison to the real deal. We’re talking a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine versus an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder petrol engine.

We’re also talking 165kW of power and 280Nm of torque against 746kW and 1250Nm. Top speed is also slightly off, with the TT tapering off at 230km/h compared to about 400km/h.

Thankfully, the seller is being reasonable with the price. The cut-price hypercar has an asking price of ¥2.48, around $37,000 – a drop in the ocean compared to the $3 million you’d pay for a genuine Veyron.

This seller isn’t alone in pushing the Audi TT to its design limits. Spare a thought for the Ali Express seller pushing body kids for the previous generation TT designed turn the pint-sized coupe into its older sibling, the Audi R8.

Or dive back to the eBay seller trying to move a $10,000 body kit for the first-generation Audi TT, also aimed at turning it into a cut-price supercar.

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Paul Maric
Paul Maric

Paul Maric is an Australian car expert & automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Paul is co-founder of & formerly part of the CarAdvice founding team.

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