Audi TT Cup is a racing version of the new generation sports car, unveiled by the German company to announce the launch of a one-make racing series for this model. Lightened and packed with more power, the racing TT is said to be ideal for beginners and drivers switching from other series.
The 2015 Audi TT Cup racing machine is based on the TTS model and even though it is practically stripped-out, it still weighs 1,125 kilograms. The car has a two-litre TFSI engine with 28 kW (310 hp) and a push-to-pass function that for brief moments puts extra strain on the turbocharger and provides an additional 22 kW (30 hp).
Quattro GmbH will field 24 Audi TT Cup race car in two races at each of six DTM events in Germany and neighbouring countries starting from 2015. Six cars will be reserved for changing guest drivers, while interested drivers can apply worldwide for the other 18 places on the grid. Like the R8 LMS, the TT Cup is a customer race car.
“The Audi TT is an icon and continues to epitomise powerful sportiness and emotional design in what is now its third generation,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of Audi’s Board of Management for Technical Development. “For me it was clear that a driving machine like the new Audi TT belongs on the race track as well. With the Audi Sport TT Cup we have found an exciting approach. The TT is going to thrill fans and drivers.”