Audi Sport TT Cup racer debuts on video

The Audi Sport TT Cup racer was unveiled earlier this month and now we get to see it in action through an official video. Based on the third generation of the road-going TT, the track-only variant will compete starting next year in a one-make series which will comply with the DTM schedule. It will feature 24 cars, with 18 of them being reserved for regular drivers while the other 6 will be for guest drivers.

As far as the vehicle is concerned, it’s being described by ex F1 driver Markus Winkelhock as a “genuine race car, ideal for rookies, yet challenging to drive.” Compared to the regular version, the Audi Sport TT Cup racer has gone through an extensive diet which has enabled the model to weigh only 2,480 lbs (1,125 kg) while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine continues to develop the same 310 HP as the street car.

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It will come with a “push-to-pass” function which will boost the output of the engine by 30 HP for a limited amount of time, suitable whenever trying to overtake. The vehicle has also been equipped with the PS1 safety seat sourced from the R8 LMS ultra while an electronically variable active differential has also been added.

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