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Audi TT race car introduced ahead of 2015 debut

The Audi TT race car has been unveiled this week prior to its motorsport debut scheduled for next year. It will take part in a newly established single-make racing series which will be organized during each of the six DTM events in Germany and neighboring countries. For each event there will be two races and quattro GmbH is going to prepare and field 24 cars, with six of them are going to be reserved for rotating guest drivers. The other 18 cars are open to those who will apply on www.audi-motorsport.com.

Audi TT race car
Audi TT race car

The Audi TT race car has received a wider aerodynamic body encompassing a huge rear wing, extended fender flares and a carbon fiber front splitter. It also benefits from matrix LED headlights, a centrally positioned exhaust while inside the stripped out interior is a digital instrument cluster, multi-function steering wheel and a fire extinguishing system. The vehicle also comes with a roll cage and the PS1 safety seat sourced from the R8 LMS ultra.

Audi TT race car
Audi TT race car

Motivation comes from a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI engine rated at 310 HP and “over” 400 Nm of torque. Thanks to a push-to-pass function, the engine’s output is bumped by an extra 30 HP. It works with an S tronic six-speed gearbox and has been equipped with an electronically variable active differential.

Adrian Padeanu

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