• Audi targeting curb weight of 2200 pounds for a lightweight and high performance variant of the next generation TT

      1000 kilograms is 2204 pounds. This is exactly the amount Audi is targeting for a lightweight, high performance model of the next generation Audi TT. Lofty goal? Absolutely, but they seem serious about it. The new Audi head of technical development Wolfgang Durheimer is setting the bar very high, ďA car in the TT segment weighing 1,000kg would be a very interesting proposition. It would be a derivative of the TT and the challenge is to make it a quattro too Ė thatís what Iíve asked my engineers.Ē


      The fun does not stop there as he also wants to give it a high output version of the TT-RS turbocharged 2.5 liter inline-5 motor, "Weíre talking about a high-power output here, so I would like it to be a five-cylinder engine. Oh, and donít forget a roll cage in the back."

      This all sounds absolutely excellent to a German Automotive performance enthusiast's ears. A 2200 pound curb weight Quattro likely won't happen but a lightweight version in the 2XXX range with the 2.5 TFSI inline-5 would be incredible. Not to mention if the lightweight Quattro concept does not see production this would essentially be practically the same thing.

      Very lofty goals at Audi these days with many of them being high performance oriented.

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      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Those weight estimates are for the TT-RS GT3.
        http://www.worldcarfans.com/11211235...tt-gt3-planned
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
        Those weight estimates are for the TT-RS GT3.
        http://www.worldcarfans.com/11211235...tt-gt3-planned
        Don't think they will call it a GT3, but regardless this is a street car not a race car.
      1. mkodama's Avatar
        mkodama -
        I don't think Audi can make 1000kg, all wheel drive, be street legal in the US, and keep the price under $80,000 at the same time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mkodama Click here to enlarge
        I don't think Audi can make 1000kg, all wheel drive, be street legal in the US, and keep the price under $80,000 at the same time.
        Me either but let's assume this is somewhere in the 2XXX range... that would be impressive.
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Don't think they will call it a GT3, but regardless this is a street car not a race car.
        I'm pretty sure the weight estimate you posted about was for the TT-RS GT3, which is a race car. Pretty unlikely to have a full weight street car at a little over a ton.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
        I'm pretty sure the weight estimate you posted about was for the TT-RS GT3, which is a race car. Pretty unlikely to have a full weight street car at a little over a ton.
        If you look at the source they are saying it will be "like a GT3" for the Audi TT lineup. It is for a proposed street car not race car.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        That is stepping up the bar if it is in fact completed at the attempted weight. Lightweight...what a concept.

        I imagine the E9X (or the 46M) at 3,000 lbs with most of the fixings and I'd be a happy camper.
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        If you look at the source they are saying it will be "like a GT3" for the Audi TT lineup. It is for a proposed street car not race car.
        Than our sources are proposing different things.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
        Than our sources are proposing different things.
        No, I think it is just that worldcarfans used a TT race car picture to accompany their article:

        Note: Audi TT RS endurance race version pictured
        If you read what the actual guy at Audi said he is talking about a street car.