Audi TT-RS Road Race Car
Audi TT-RS Road Race Car
This 2007 Audi TT was stripped to the bare chassis, roll cage was built, chassis was modified to accept the side exit (passenger door) exhaust, and then reassembled with all brand new 2012+ Audi TTRS and aftermarket racing components. The progress on this car was stalled because of technical challenges with the first car. Audi passenger cars have many levels of safety systems built into their ECUs and electronics to provide a safe experience for users on public roads. Many of these systems cannot be fully deactivated, but merely “turned down”, even though there are buttons and procedures to “turn them off”. These electronic driver aids presented a real challenge when trying to operate the car in a racing environment. Audi Sport was consulted at Ingolstadt and they agreed to provide assistance with homologation and bodywork but advised that they had no program or resources for any TT/TTRS programs due to the launch of the R8 LMS GT4 and the impending RS3 TCR that was in development. With these 2 cars in the works, the TTRS would no longer be looked to for factory support in professional racing.
At this time Norwood Auto Italia was servicing, preparing, and supporting Ferrari Challenge cars for Colin Cohen. Because of delays with the first car and no sign of a ready date, Colin contracted Norwood Auto Italia to take over the project to its completion. The Pirelli World Challenge GTS class at this time was in process of being taken over by factory built and prepared FIA GT4 cars. Upon completion it no longer made sense to compete in the PWC GTS class so instead the car was used in SCCA and NASA competition. Norwood Auto Italia, having completed the car to the original PWC GTS configuration, was no longer restricted to the GTS class rule set and began making substantial improvements to the reliability and drivability through extensive investments in electronics, hardware, set-up and testing. The first modification was a Bosch Motorsport M4 ABS system which removed all “nanny” and safety systems which was the largest Achilles heel of the first car that hampered its development. Norwood also rerouted the exhaust system to a rear exist blown diffuser to increase downforce and eliminate the elevated cockpit temperature from the exhaust being contained inside the passenger compartment. The chassis was repaired where the side exhaust was located, and the bodywork restored to original specification. Over the years of competition the car was further developed from its original GTS configuration.
This car comes with multiple wheels and an extensive spares package.
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Keyword Search Terms:Audi, TT, TTRS, TT-RS, SCCA, NASA
|Item Location:||Carrollton, Tx 75006|
Joined November 2016
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