We’ve seen MTM build some crazy cars in the past, such as its recent Audi RS6 Avant build. However, its most insane build of all has to be the old-school Mk1 Audi TT with two engines. That’s right, one TT with two different engines. It was called the MTM TT BiMoto and it was about as insane as it sounds.
While there’s heaps of engineering information that goes into building such a car, I’m getting a headache just thinking about it all. So I’m just going to give you the basics.
The MTM Audi TT BiMoto had its original 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its hood but it was tuned and boosted to 370 bhp, which is about 200 bhp more than it had as-standard. In addition, MTM carved out the back seats and trunk and fitted an additional 1.8 liter turbo-four at the rear. That second 1.8T was also tuned to 370 bhp, which gave the TT a combined power output of 740 bhp.
To make all of that work must have been a nightmare. Essentially, each engine powered its own axle through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But to make each car react to one throttle pedal simultaneously, while shifting at exactly the same time, must have been an absolute nightmare. However, the brilliant psychopaths at MTM figured it out and it did work.
When they tested it back in 2007, the Audi TT BiMoto was capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 244 mph. To give that context, at that time only the Bugatti Veyron had a higher top speed. Even today’s Audi R8 V10 performance can only dream of 244 mph. So that old-school twin-engine TT was quick. Seriously quick. Though, I’d hate to be the one to pay to repair any of that.
Speaking of payment, the MTM-tuned Audi TT BiMoto had a sticker price of almost $600,000 and it’s not clear if anyone actually ever bought one. Still, it’s an awesome little piece of Audi’s history and one of the most unique cars ever made.