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Audi TT "GT3": Extreme Model Considered

Audi is considering building an extreme version of the next-generation TT, with the model set to use an ultra-lightweight approach to offer blistering performance. Audi’s Head of Development, Wolfgang Durheimer, recently revealed that the carmaker wants to release a version of the next TT that will use exotic materials to keep the weight down.
Audi TT RS Plus 1 photo
The vehicle will come with a five-cylinder engine, probably a reworked version of the current generation’s in-line five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant, all-wheel drive and it will also receive a rollcage. Despite being gifted with all the aforementioned assets, the car should tip the scales at just 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs).

The TT will use the VW Group’s new MQB modular platform, but it will mix steel with aluminum and carbon fiber, so we can see this as the GT3 in the Porsche 911 range.

Since Audi owns Lamborghini, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the next TT, albeit in this extreme version we are talking about, would learn some lessons from Sant’Agata Bolognese’s Sesto Elemento concept, a supercar that weighs under one ton. Speaking of supercars, the hottest version of the current TT, the RS Plus, needs 4.1 seconds to hit 62 mph and has a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h), which means that, if the TT "GT 3" gets the green light, it will go straight into supercar territory. Will the R8 get a larger-than-expected boost to keep up?

 

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