• Nov 29, 2010
Audi TT GT4 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Heads up, weekend racers: Audi has officially pulled back the sheets on its TT GT4 Concept. Designed to be the next logical step in the company's customer sports program, the racer will supposedly bring a relatively low price tag to the table when it arrives as a production model in 2012, but for the moment, it's been confined to some demo laps at Shanghai's DTM over the weekend with racer Frank Biela behind the wheel.

The racer comes complete with a 340-horsepower TFSI engine back by the company's S-Tronic DSG gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Buyers will also find a set of adjustable dampers on hand for improved tuning, as well as carbon fiber reinforced plastic skins on the doors, hood and trunk lid.

How much will you be asked to pay for the privilege of owning such a piece of machinery? Chances of this vehicle making it to the States seem pretty slim, but Audi says that European buyers can look to fork over around €120,000 (around $157k USD). That's probably a small bargain in the world of privateer ready-to-race cars, but it also goes some way toward reinforcing that people have a slightly different definitions of "affordable." Check out the official press release after the jump and our high-res gallery below.




[Source: Audi]

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Audi presents GT4 concept

* Audi TT for club sport
* Demo laps by Frank Biela at the DTM in Shanghai
* Asia is an important market

On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai, Audi presented the concept of a GT4 car based on the Audi TT. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi's new modular customer sport program from 2012 forward.

With the production-based TT GT4, Audi wants to offer potential customers a base option for affordable motorsport. The vehicle's platform is a motorsport body with a roll-over cage, a safety-optimized fuel tank box and further modifications which will be identical for all future customer sport versions. The Audi TT is equipped with a TFSI engine delivering about 250 kW (340 hp). The front apron, rear apron and the rear wing stem from the production Audi TT RS. The hood, doors and trunk lid are made of CFRP and the windows of plastic. The TT is fitted with a S-tronic transmission with a differential lock, a modified production suspension with adjustable dampers, plus 9.5 x 18 inch light alloy wheels.

The Audi TT GT4 is planned to sell for about 120,000 euros. Audi is not only targeting Europe but also the Asian market. On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai the Audi TT is being launched in the Chinese market as well.

The five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela did some demo laps in the new Audi TT on the street circuit in Shanghai. Other cars that could be seen in action in Shanghai as well were the SP4T version of the TT RS and the Audi R8 LMS.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad this doesn't have the A4/A5's longitudinal driveline, with the default rearward torque bias.

      TT almost looks better in race-prep guise, than just a standard street car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wish the Quattro Sport Concept was in line with the A4/S4, in itself.

        I wouldn't mind the replacement for the TT, getting real on it's price point, and going mid-engined, even if it is still transverse.

        Some german engineer should be able to turn the 3rd driveshaft 180-degrees, send it under the engine sump, and forward to a front differential with the ring-gear flipped to correct the rotation direction again.

        Audi R4. The junior, affordable little sister to the R8.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The TT looks a *lot* better in pseudo-race trim than in base street form. But you're right the TT needs work to be taken more seriously.

        If the next TT would just be a chop & rebody of the coming Quattro, all would be fine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The VLN TT-RS is much cooler and the perfromen shown during the last 2 VLN northloop racer were impressive..

      http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/10/audi-tt-rs-dtm-racecar07.jpg

      • 4 Years Ago
      It's nice to see Frank Biela's involved with the effort. I didn't like the way he was pushed out of the endurance racing program.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder was is the use of this big vent coming from the rear right windows and going into the floor behind the driver?

      http://www.autoblog.com/photos/audi-tt-gt4/#3614616

      http://www.autoblog.com/photos/audi-tt-gt4/#3614620
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's the refueling line that goes to the fuel tank.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs more vents and flares
        • 4 Years Ago
        Needs a rear spoiler, badly.

        As it is, the tidy little rear doesn't match the full aggro front.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah...
        That does look a bit too small. Maybe something like this...


        Oh yeah, we cant post pictures in comments. :-(
        • 4 Years Ago
        or at least a bigger wing
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ ....
        It was a joke. Ease up there Mr. Technical Reg.s
        • 4 Years Ago
        GT4 cars have either a small wing or no wing at all so that one is fine
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is an amazing machine! If I only lived in Europe....and owned my own Audi dealership. Then maybe I'd have a shot
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