The new generation of the Audi TT race car has just been presented by Audi Motorsport under the 2012 TT RS name, but unlike the production car, the racer has front-wheel drive.
Being developed by Quattro GmbH in collaboration with Technical Development of Audi AG for the SP4T class of the VLN Endurance Championship, the 2012 Audi TT RS is powered by a modified 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine, which is delivering 375 horsepower, mated to a sequential six-speed racing transmission.
“In the TT RS Audi is making the next attractive customer sport race car available to interested teams. In line with the products of our customers have come to expect of us, the TT RS is another car that has been designed for a wide range of racing conditions and easy handling. The TT RS perfectly mastered the load at the 24-hour race while being able to prove its exceptionally forgiving handling characteristics at the six-hour race in the unpredictable conditions of constantly changing weather”, said the head of Audi Sport customer racing, Romolo Liebchen.
The new 2012 Audi TT RS is available for racing teams at a price of €180,000.