I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on my recent post featuring Audis with upsized “Rotor” wheels, including a lot of pictures from readers and fans of this site showing me their own cars rocking this trend. This featured ride submission comes all the way from Portugal and is Rui Augusto’s 2010 Audi TT with 20×9 ET35 Rotor wheels (replicas) wrapped in 325/30R20 Kuhmo tires that looks absolutely stunning. Rui chose to go for replica Rotor wheels because the only OEM options were either ET45 (no concave) or ET26 (too much concave for TT), so the ET35 available in replica format was the perfect balance of form and function with just the right amount of concave. Rui also happens to be a fellow car blogger and posts on the Portugese site http://www.tuningonline.pt/.
The car is lowered on KW V3 coilovers and also features Ultraracing strut bars and upgraded Whiteline sway bars so that the car can handle the upsized wheels without rubbing or issues. As anyone who modifies cars know that the right ride height is what makes the rest of the car come together, and this car is dialed in. The TT is one of my favorite cars given its unique history as I’ve written about in the past, with it’s name coming from the prestigious and death-defying Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle race that is sponsored by the locally-based PokerStars company. Rui also has a second set of wheels that are 19×8.5 VMR wheels that are for winter and performance driving, whereas the 20s are best for looks given their large size.
You may notice that the wheels and suspension aren’t the only visible upgrades – the car also has a lot of TT-RS and TT-S upgrades to give it that very clean OEM plus look. The side skirts and front & rear bumpers are off a TT-RS and the diffuser is from a TT-S. The car also features a few carbon fiber parts including a OSIR grill, Carbon QS Concept mirrors, and carbon fiber bits in the interior including the door sills, steering wheel, and interior trim.
Rui also upgraded the engine with a tune from MB Power, a S3 intercooler, and Forge Motorsport diverter valve to wake up the 2.0T and give it a little extra power. All in all, a fun car to drive and look at with its visual upgrades, rotor wheels, and the renowned heritage of the TT platform coupled with an upgraded 2.oT engine. Thank you Rui for reaching out on my Facebook page with the pictures, and to anyone else reading this feel free to contact me via email or Facebook to submit your car for a potential feature as well!
Photo Credit: Rui Augusto via TuningOnline.pt
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