Audi Motorsport unveils TT-based GT4 contender

Audi finally lifted the wraps off its much anticipated TT GT4 at last weekend’s final round of the DTM series in Shanghai. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer motorsport program from 2012 onwards.

With the production-based TT GT4, Audi intends to offer potential customers a base option for affordable motorsport. The vehicle’s platform is a motorsport body with a roll-over cage, a safety-optimized fuel tank, plus further modifications which will be identical for all future customer sport versions. The Audi TT is equipped with a TFSI engine delivering around 250 kW (335 bhp).

The front apron, rear apron and the rear wing stem from the production Audi TT RS, whilst the hood, doors and trunk lid are made of CFRP and the windows of plastic. The TT is fitted with a S-tronic transmission with differential lock, a modified production suspension with adjustable dampers, plus 9.5 x 18 inch light alloy wheels.

Audi plan to sell the TT GT4 for approximately 120,000 euros and is targeting not only Europe, but also the Asian markets.

Five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela performed some demo laps in the new Audi TT on the street circuit in Shanghai, which was also used to showcase the SP4T version of the TT RS and the Audi R8 LMS.