Friday, September 6, 2013

VLN: Successful rollout for LMS Engineering Audi TT RS

By Johan Laubscher

LMS Engineering conducted a successful rollout at the Nürburgring today. This was the first track test for their #1 Audi TT RS and its two litre five cylinder turbocharged engine.

After overcoming early season setbacks, LMS Engineering completed successful dyno testing this week, followed by a successful rollout. Their SP3T Audi TT RS was seen at the Nürburgring today, where the team tested the car on track for the first time.

LMS Engineering has developed a two litre version of the five cylinder turbo TT RS TFSI engine, allowing it to compete in the SP3T class in the VLN Championship. A few of these Audi Sport customer racing TT RS cars have been converted to run in the SP3T class (two litre turbo) versus the original specification in the SP4T class (two and a half litre turbo). The Raeder Motorsport and Møller Bil Motorsport TT RS cars are current examples of these SP3T versions, which are currently competing in the VLN. The LMS Engineering SP3T version will be the first variant with a five cylinder engine, the other SP3T TT RS examples are based on four cylinder two litre power plants. 

It is great to see the LMS Engineering TT RS progressing well, and the car certainly sounds fantastic in the video embedded below. The team has mentioned their intentions of taking part in the next VLN event, which will be taking place next weekend (14 September).