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Rui Paulo Nascimento: 2001 Audi TT

Rui Paulo Nascimento appreciates Audi's TT platform for its track prowess. It's small, it's fast, and so much more! Nascimento describes his car as "like a gecko", with its superb grip and lightweight nature.

Owner: Rui Paulo Nascimento
Location: Rigaud, QC
Vehicle: 2001 Audi TT
Horsepower: 395 whp (estimated)
Club: Petrol Descendants

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Rui Paulo Nascimento
Instagram: @tt_authority

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by JPLPHOTOGRAPHY, Jonathan Gauthier.

Nascimento Rui Paulo 2001 Audi TT TBGLIVE7

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
1.8L bored to 2.0L
GT28RS turbo
Forge intercooler
Turbosmart BOV
Vex Nitrous wet kit
42 Draft high flow intake
Integrated Engineering intake, intake manifold, fuel rail
Audi RS4 throttle body
Bosch 880cc injectors
Bosch spark plugs
Integrated Engineering internals
Neuspeed pulleys

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EXHAUST:
Stainless steel custom header
42 Draft 3-inch down pipe
42 Draft 3-inch cat-back
Borla exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
UNITRONIC custom program

DRIVELINE:
Spec Stage 3 clutch
Spec aluminum flywheel

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WHEELS & TIRES:
RTX Evoque custom wheels - 19-inch
Falken Azenis FK453 tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Neo Motorsport racing suspension
Original TT sway bars
ECS Tuning urethane bushings
NeuSpeed 22mm front strut bar
NeuSpeed 22mm rear strut bar
ECS Tuning control arms
ECS Tuning gog bone mounts and engine mounts

BRAKES:
Neo Motorsport big brake kit

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EXTERIOR:
Regula Tuning body kit (Extended carbon fenders, side skirts one piece custom modified to the body kit, custom made and modified carbon fiber DTM racing mirrors from Nikolas racing in Germany)
DTM racing Honeycomb grille/inserts
OSIR vented fenders
APR full carbon spoiler
Carbon APR custom lip
Original headlights with modifications (LED 2015)
LED smoke TTRS taillights
NRG anodized fender washers, carbon fiber parts on engine motor, carbon fiber hood

LIGHTING:
LED light bar
Xenon lights
Custom TT-RS taillights

INTERIOR:
Customized dash make / model: ABT buttons
SPARCO shift knob
NRG quick-release
NRG custom steering wheel (leather and suede with red stitch)
Leather e-brake
Electronic vague DTM computer control
Electronic sprint booster
SPARCO leather racing seats
SPARCO ABT aluminum covers trims
OSIR illuminated shift ring
Aluminum alarm LED surrounds silver
Interior xenon bulb kit
SPARCO racing pedals

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer DEHP9400BH head-unit
Kicker Solo-Baric L7124 subwoofers (4)
Kicker LX1000.1 amplifiers (2)
JBL speakers
Bose tweeters
Terminator battery
Kicker wires
Custom enclosure: (infinite baffle, aperiodic, sealed, vented, bandpass) 1/4 MDF with audio carpet sealed

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Salon Auto Sport Québec - 1st Place Radical Customs Build
Motorama Montreal - Best Import Award

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
WW2 airplane airbrush work

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
3.6 engine
Trunk setup

SPONSORS:
Neo Motorsport
Autoglym
Infinite Airbrush
Les Carrosseries Technipro
Regula Tuning Germany
Liqui Moly
Kicker Audio Canada
SPEC Clutch

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Autoelite
Big Toys Fabrication

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