The Audi R8 LMS has recently been tweaked to be able to enter in the 24H in Daytona, but that project isn’t the only thing coming out of Audi headquarters. Say the R8 LMS’ price tag of 298,000 euro (about $420,000 at the current rates) is a tad too rich for your bank account, Audi has prepared an answer to your problems with the new TT RS race car. The new Audi racer will set racing teams back at €180,000 or about $250,000 at the current exchange rates, which isn’t exactly a bargain, but it’s cheaper than the R8 LMS.

The Audi TT-RS race car is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine mated to a sequential six-speed racing transmission to deliver a total of 380 HP. Paddle shifters allow drivers to fully concentrate on the action on the race track, while the sophisticated racing suspension with a wide range of adjustment options improves the TT-RS’ handling and stability.

"In the TT RS Audi is making the next attractive customer sport race car available to interested teams," says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. "In line with the products our customers have come to expect of us, the TT RS is another car that has been designed for a wide range of racing conditions and easy handling. The TT RS perfectly mastered the load at the 24-hour race while being able to prove its exceptionally forgiving handling characteristics at the 6-hour race in the unpredictable conditions of constantly changing weather."

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  (727) posted on 11.30.2011

380 horsepower? It is quite good for a sedan vehicle but not for this race car. I think they should boost it more. However, I’m so impressed with the precision of its features, especially on its exterior.

  (242) posted on 11.15.2011

The engine of this race car is truly can’t give a better speed performance on it. I think they should enhance it more, for it to be a totally complete packaged because it is already had a striking exterior detailing.

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

I have a doubt on its engine. I don’t think that with that 380 horsepower, it can already beat the other race car, I think they should upgrade it first before putting on the market.

  (647) posted on 10.4.2011

Like the other sports cars, this one also have the best configuration of their system engine. I guess in sports cars, it is both important to attain the concept of powerful and long last engine, while the competing to its appearance too.

  (197) posted on 09.15.2011

Audi TT-RS race car has 380 horse powe, five-cylinder engine and 2500Cc displacement. This enough to have a great race car like this Audi TT-RS Race Car

  (647) posted on 09.9.2011

Admittedly, I like the sportier look of this vehicle. Before, most of the car manufacturer doesn’t make a better look for racing vehicle. They believe that the speed performance is the most important. Anyway, I was thinking if this will be available in the market or for exclusivity only?

  (474) posted on 09.9.2011

Fewer cylinders mean better handling. Well, I have to say that I’m so impressed with the aggressive styling of this vehicle. It’s really great that they have modified the face of the TT-RS Race Car and boosting its engine performance.

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