Audi Sport customer racing already has the successful R8 LMS but is now launching a new customer sport race vehicle, which is the racing variant of the Audi TT RS. The order books have been opened. An engine with an output of around 279 kW (380 HP) is powering this front-wheel drive TT RS, which was developed by quattro GmbH in tandem with Technical Development of AUDI AG for the SP4T class of the VLN Endurance Championship. The vehicle has been tested for around a year.
After class victory in June at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the testing phase concluded in a stunning performance at the 6-hour race on the toughest race track in the world at the end of August. This was the first pole position of a front-wheel drive vehicle in VLN’s history and overall victory ahead of rivals with higher power ratings.
Head of Audi Sport customer racing, Romolo Liebchen, stated that in the TT RS, Audi is producing the next attractive customer sport race vehicle available to interested teams.
He added that in line with the products that customers have expect from the company, the TT RS is yet another vehicle model designed for a variety of racing conditions and easy handling. The TT RS perfectly mastered the load at the 24-hour race while proving its exceptionally forgiving handling characteristics at the 6-hour race in the unpredictable conditions of constantly changing weather, Liebchen added.
The Audi TT RS marks the first time that a classic sports car has been added to the Audi RS range. Similar to the Audi RS6 and the RS4, quattro GmbH had a hand in developing the Audi TT RS into a no-nonsense and all-out driving machine.
The Audi TT RS features a new six-speed manual transmission that makes a strong statement about the engine’s great performance and allows for precise and effortless operation. The manual transmission has a specially crafted shift stick that has a particularly short travel. You would enjoy the narrow spread of the gear ratios and the high efficiency ratio.
The Audi TT RS has quattro’s all-wheel drive that comes standard in all cars. The all-wheel drive’s heart is found at the rear axle: the hydraulic multi-plate clutch that is electronically controlled. The clutch also has the ability to transfer the majority of the torque to the rear wheels if necessary.
Counting just milliseconds, the powerful electrical pump will work with the accumulator to put pressure on the clutch plates using hydraulic pressure. The quattro powertrain also has the constant velocity joint and the compact rear-axle differential. These additional components are considered heavy-duty.
The quattro drivetrain gives the Audi TT RS great traction, superb stability and extraordinary dynamics. You can see the superior handling in action when you drive down winding roads or perhaps take your TT RS to the racetrack. You get responsive and precise steering, neutrality at the cornering limit, the quick reactions of the chassis, and the grip when you exit a curve, as well as the engine’s tremendous power. Everything about the Audi TT RS spells sportiness!
Excellence with high technology: Body and chassis
The Audi TT RS has a chassis that forms the basis for Audi’s TT design. There is a four-link rear suspension that separately manages the lateral and longitudinal forces. The steering is electromechanical and is highly efficient. You get power steering that conforms to the car’s speed. It uses aluminium in the front and sheet steel in the back of the body, giving the car a one-of-a-kind combination of materials that help balance the axle-load distribution while also keeping you safe in the event of a car crash, as well as helps boost the car’s precise handling characteristics.