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2011 Audi TT GT4 concept

Audi is tossing out a line in the shape of a new concept car to see whether or not its customers will bite. This new concept is called the GT4 and is based on the TT sports model. Production for the GT4 concept is planned for the 2012 model year with sales starting at 120,000 Euro on both European and Asian markets.

The TT GT4 features a motorsport body with a roll-over cage and a safety-optimized fuel tank box, as well as other modifications appropriate for an affordable motorsport vehicle. The exterior sees the front apron, rear apron, and the rear wing borrowed from the Audi TT RS . The new hood, doors, and trunk lid are all made of CFRP while the windows are made of plastic.

Audi has equipped the GT4 with a TFSI engine producing about 340hp. This is handled by an S-tronic transmission with a differential lock and a modified production suspension with adjustable dampers. The vehicle is finished off with 9.5 x 18 inch light alloy wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

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 Devel Devel opment and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer sport program from 2012 forward.

Audi TT GT4 concept

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 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.

Audi TT GT4 concept

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.



11 comments:

I love this concept. It is really oozing with aggressiveness and angst, although it is only on its simple detailing! Anyway, I truly wonder if what’s the engine specification of it?

I have seen the interior and I think the platform isn’t fit for buyers version they need to clean up the unnecessary there. BTW, I hope I was given a chance to see on how this car will perform in the race track.

Why they haven’t mentioned about the performance of this car? Or are they planning to join this car in the GT race? However, I have to say that this car has an awesome styling and spoiler though I think there’s a less sticker here.

Me, I would like to see this car compete a race against the GT version of BMW!that would be fun. I wish it was road legal, but I’m guessing it isn’t.

I would like to see this against a GT version of the BMW 1 series M. that would be a great competition.

I hate it when they take street cars and strip them. Interiors just look hideous. Why not throw a little plastic in there to make it look even somewhat like a car. I know its all about weight but what could a couple pounds of plastic do.

Those few hundredths of a second of extra weight add up over the course of a race. They do look kind of cheap as you said.

One thing that strikes me as odd, none of the pics show the car with a sunroof. I know a sunroof is something people tend to want or absolutley do not want, but normally when a car is shown, especially a "luxury" car, the model given to the photographers is a top-level with all the bells & whistles.

I would not say that it looks like the GTR but more like an extremely watered down DTM appearance package with some engineering tweaks.
If it were not for the wide-body kit, this car could have been a sleeper.

well actually this car is specially made for racing only. but i bet there is a regular version to for the local users.

for a racing car, the GT4 has lot of potential..

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