Audi is planning to launch another one-make cup after the successful introduction of after the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia. It will introduce the Audi Sport TT Cup from next year, as a part of 2015 DTM series.
The racing version of the new Audi TT weighs only 1,125 kilograms and delivers 310 PS of maximum power. The four-cylinder TFSI engine and the six-speed S - tronic are nearly unchanged from the production model and an electronically variable active differential ensures optimal traction at the front axle. The boosted power o f 31 PS from the 2-litre TFSI engine is the result of the so-called push-to-pass function.
Former Audi DTM driver and winner of this year’s 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa, Markus Winkelhock will be coaching the participants of the Audi Sport TT Cup. He says that the Audi TT cup is a genuine race car, ideal for rookies, yet challenging to drive and one can immediately feel that you’re sitting in an Audi and recognise the close kinship with the brand’s other race cars.
Two races of the Audi Sport TT Cup have been planned at each of six DTM events in Germany and neighbouring countries in the 2015 season. 24 cars will be prepared and fielded by Quattro GmbH of which six cockpits will be reserved for changing guest drivers and the other 18 places will be kept aside for interested drivers who can apply worldwide.
“Audi fully concentrated on top-flight racing for a long time,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The Audi R8 LMS in 2008 was the first race car we specifically developed for use by customer teams. With the Audi Sport TT Cup, Quattro GmbH now also offers the opportunity to enter racing with Audi.”