The Audi TT RS is to be officially revealed at next month’s Geneva Motor Show but the power of the internet again prevails as we now have official shots and an audio clip of the TT RS’ 2.5-liter five cylinder turbocharged powerplant. Officially Ingolstadt’s hottest ever TT model, it is also a tribute to the spirit of the original Quattro model of the 80’s. Current owners of the new TT, it’s okay to slap yourself. BMW 135i owners, there’s something new to watch out for in your rear view mirror.
The new addition to the RS line up is good for some very impressive numbers – 340hp and a max torque of 450Nm, 0-100 in under five seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. All that power is channel to all four wheels – or Quattro all wheel drive system in Audi lingo – through a six speed manual gearbox. Predictably, Ingolstadt’s engineers also beefed up the TT RS’s braking system and revised the car’s suspension and electronic stability control systems.
On the outside, the TT RS gets a rather subtle treatment over the 272HP TT S model that includes slightly larger front air vents, a distinctive rear diffuser, a fixed boot spoiler and twin-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, there’s a leather multifunction sports steering wheel and sports seats in a combination of Alcantara and leather. Check out the gallery below, more details on this next week.
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