Is not that the TT or the R8 are not sportier enough already, but Audi thought there might be people that want more! Audi’s Quattro GmbH development chief Stefan Reil dropped a hint that intensified, lightweight versions of the R8 supercar and TT sports car are under serious consideration.
With the R8 Sport, Audi will probably take a similar approach to performance as it did with the 2005 TT Quattro Sport, built in limited numbers during the last several months of the previous generation’s production run, although it never made it Stateside. That car featured a slight increase in horsepower for its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a tauter suspension calibration, Recaro seats and a slight reduction in weight, primarily due to the removal of the rear seats/parcel shelf and the spare tire.
This means that the R8 Sport will have an output around 500 hp. It will also feature carbon ceramic brakes, the aerodynamic drag and the top speed will be increased.
Both R8 Sport and TT Sport will debut sometime in 2010.