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    Thread: More Shots of that Black TT Mk3 Test Mule, This Time at the Nurburgring

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      08-17-2012 12:33 PM #1

      AutoGespot has a new set of photos of the TT Mk3 Mule (wearing TT Mk2 bodywork) at the Nurburgring. You can find them here:


    2. 08-18-2012 06:35 AM #2
      There are already 2 mule at leased.

      A couple of months ago they where already testing on the ring.

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    3. 08-20-2012 04:34 PM #3
      I want that trailer hitch! I thought that you weren't supposed to tow with the Quattro system...

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      08-22-2012 08:58 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by agranger View Post
      I thought that you weren't supposed to tow with the Quattro system...
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    5. 08-22-2012 12:38 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by jmh2002 View Post
      Would you please elaborate? I'd love to have a small receiver hitch on my next car to tow a small trailer (50lbs tongue weight - 300 lbs tow weight) with track tires and tools for the track. Other might want to carry bicycles, etc and on a 'vert, a rear receiver mount would be very convenient.

      I'm new to the TT world... is there a MK2 hitch available that my web searching can't find and that's why it's a 'screwy' question, or is it 'screwy' because some idiot might try to tow a 5,000 lb trailer with a car that is obviously unsuited. It might also be 'screwy' because one would think that a 4-wheel drive vehicle would be inherently better suited for towing, but I've read recently that Audi says that you should not tow with a Quattro-equipped TT because it is bad for the transmission (they neglected to mention any size/weight that might be acceptable, so I have to assume that they say NO towing, at all).

    6. 08-22-2012 12:43 PM #6
      In particular, here is the pic with the trailer hitch installed on the mule: http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00389840_m.jpg

      I'd assume that they use it to connect up a small trailer with data collection information (GPS, speed, noise and acceleration sensors) that would be easily moved from one test car to another.

      Last edited by agranger; 08-22-2012 at 12:45 PM.

    7. 10-27-2012 03:07 PM #7
      Latest pictures from 17 Oktober 2012.

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