Audi work­ing on TT GT4, but not just yet

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Audi Sport is eval­u­at­ing pro­duc­ing a GT4 ver­sion of its suc­cess­ful TT racer.

The In­gol­stadt brand al­ready runs the sin­gle­make TT Cup se­ries in sup­port of the DTM Ger­man tour­ing car se­ries. The TT Cup op­er­ates for pro­duc­tion­spec ver­sions of the two-litre 310bhp TT RS.

Audi has this year an­nounced its new 2.5-litre tur­bocharged 395bhp TT RS Coupe model for the road, and ru­mours have per­sisted that Audi Sport has be­gun eval­u­a­tion work on mak­ing the car its new GT4 plat­form.

While Audi is a ma­jor pro­ducer of GT3 ma­chin­ery – it last week rolled its 200th new-gen­er­a­tion R8 LMS GT3 off the pro­duc­tion line – has never pro­duced a GT4 car.

Audi Sport’s Chris Reinke told Daily Sports Car that the TT was be­ing looked at for a new cus­tomer car, but played down talk it would be im­mi­nent.

“The green light for a GT4 car is a lit­tle way off – we have done some eval­u­a­tion work, but it is not the car I ex­pect us to of­fer as our next cus­tomer rac­ing op­tion, that’s more likely to be a Tcr-spec car,” said Reinke.

TT Cup car will likely form ba­sis of a GT4 car in the fu­ture

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