Audi TT RS Racing Costs 180,000 EUR

September 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

Audi customer motorsport division, same guys responsible for the ultra-successful R8 LMS, announced they are now taking orders for the smaller TT RS racing car.

And it starts at 180,000 euro which isn’t much for a full-on racing car. In comparison the BMW X4 Race Car cost nearly 300 grand. But this Audi is a front-wheel-drive and has a 380 hp output coming from a production-derived five-cylinder 2.5 liter turbo engine and has a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. It has proved itself though, both in tests and in the races Audi entered it to evaluate it. The best example is the class victory at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in June.

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Testing phase culminated in an impressive performance at the 6-hour race on the world’s toughest race track at the end of August: the first pole position of a front-wheel drive vehicle in the history of the VLN and overall victory ahead of rivals with higher power ratings.

“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.”