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Having made its track debut recently and now appearing at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm, Germany, the Audi TT Cup racer has just been given its own photoshoot. The recently concluded Audi TT Cup race last week saw Jan Kisiel of Poland emerging champion in the inaugural event.

But, more about the car. The Audi TT Cup is lighter, very much lighter than the coupe in its standard form. The original, unmodified Audi TT weighs 1,335 kg, while the racer weighs in at 1,125 kg, which is a significant reduction of 210 kilos.

Outside, the racer’s aesthetic enhancements includes an aerodynamic body kit which comes complete with a carbon fibre splitter in front, extended fender flares at the side and a rear wing. The car also gets Audi’s Matrix LED headlights, while the exhaust has been centred.

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Inside, the Cup is stripped bare and is fitted with a roll cage and a PS1 safety seat lifted from the Audi R8 LMS ultra. Aside from that, the TT Cup still retains its multi-function steering wheel and its digital instrument cluster. For added safety, there’s also a fire extinguishing system.

Underneath the hood, the TT Cup retains its 2.0 litre TFSI engine, but the regulation 230 hp and 370 Nm output has been upped to 310 hp and “over” 400 Nm. The six-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox has also been retained, and comes with an electronically-variable active differential.

A notable feature that the racer has is its “push-to-pass” function. Upon activation, the car will squeeze out an additional 30 hp from the engine, giving it a boost when it comes to overtaking. Pretty cool function, this.

Here in Malaysia, the third-generation Audi TT was launched back in May this year. While ours doesn’t feature the quattro all-wheel drive, it receives a decent amount of kit inside. The TT is priced at RM284,900 on-the-road with GST, without insurance. Read our test-drive review here.


Audi TT 2.0 TFSI in Malaysia