The Audi TT Cup racecar was put through its paces recently in Spain at Circuit de Catalunya. No less than 18 international drivers had the opportunity to test the race-spec third generation TT on track and they were able to cover almost 7,700 km (4,784 miles). These live pics show the race-spec variant looks substantially more aggressive than the road-going TTS Coupe upon which is based.
Audi Motorsport has equipped the TT Cup racecar with a wider and more aerodynamic body featuring a massive rear wing, a carbon fiber front splitter as well as extended fender flares. The cars also come with matrix LED headlights and a PS1 safety seat borrowed from the R8 LMS ultra. Other goodies on the menu include a digital instrument cluster, roll cage, fire extinguishing system and a multi-function steering wheel.
The Audi TT Cup racecar is powered by a TFSI 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which develops more than 310 HP and over 400 Nm of torque. For a limited amount of time, the push-to-pass function grants the car with an additional 30 HP suitable whenever overtaking. The engine’s power is channeled to the wheels with help from a six-speed S tronic transmission that has an electronically variable active differential.