Audi has unveiled the new TT GT4, its latest racing machine, available for a cool €120,000.
The Audi TT GT4 concept, based on the production TT, got its first shakedown at DTM season finale race in Shanghai at the weekend, with five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela at the wheel.
This TT is the work of the Technical Development and the Production divisions of the German firm’s Quattro division.
So the GT4 is based on the TT?
Yes. The front apron, rear apron and the rear wing are based on the items on the production Audi TT RS. They’re turned up to 11 here, mind.
So what’s the difference?
A lot. The basic TT architecture is topped by a motorsport body with a full roll cage, a safety-optimised fuel tank box and further modifications which will be identical for all future customer sport versions.
I presume it’s quick?
Almost certainly, but Audi has not yet issued any performance claims for the TT GT4.
It’s powered by a TFSI engine delivering 340bhp, driving through an S-tronic twin-clutch transmission with a differential lock, modified production suspension with adjustable dampers, plus 9.5 x 18-inch light alloy wheels.
Can anyone buy one?
Audi says the point of the TT GT4 is to offer potential customers ‘affordable motorsport’. Affordable, that is, if you have €120,000 burning a hole in your pocket.
The TT GT4 is currently a concept, but will hit the track in 2012 as a customer car.