Audi TT for GT4 racing
28th November, 2010
During the DTM race in Shanghai (China), Audi
presented the concept of a GT4 car based on the Audi TT. Developed by the Technical Development and
the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, the TT is intended to extend Audi's new modular customer
sport programme from 2012 forward.
With the production-based TT GT4, Audi wants to offer potential customers a base option for
affordable motor sport. The vehicle's platform is a motor sport body with a roll-over cage, a
safety-optimised fuel tank box and further modifications which will be identical for all future
customer sport versions. The Audi TT is equipped with a TFSI engine delivering about 250 kW (340 hp).
The front apron, rear apron and the rear wing stem from the production Audi TT RS. The bonnet, doors
and boot lid are made of CFRP and the windows of plastic. The TT is fitted with a S-tronic
transmission with a differential lock, a modified production suspension with adjustable dampers, plus
9.5 x 18 inch light alloy wheels.
The Audi TT GT4 is planned to sell for about 120,000 euros. Audi is not only targeting Europe but
also the Asian market. On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai the Audi TT is being launched in
the Chinese market as well.
The five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela did some demonstration laps in the new Audi TT on the
street circuit in Shanghai. Other cars that could be seen in action in Shanghai as well were the SP4T
version of the TT RS and the Audi R8 LMS.