Muscular front end, large air inlets, low-positioned spoiler, fixed rear wing; at first glance, the Audi TT RS clearly hints at just how much power there is under its streamlined skin.
Its new five-cylinder aluminum engine delivers 400 hp, which is 60 more than the power of the previous model. A full 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) of torque is applied to the front and rear wheels, and a traction control system manages its distribution for maximum acceleration with minimal slip. Specifically, he TT Coupé takes 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, and the Roadster takes 3.9 seconds.As a result, the turbo engine gains a good 17 percent increase in performance at an unchanged
capacity of 2,480 cc. At 294 kW (400 hp), it is more powerful than ever before. The engine’s maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. Audi can govern the top speed to 250 km/h or an optional 280 km/h.
No other TT has sprinted this fast. to date. The brilliant torque is accompanied by typical five-cylinder sound, which is music to the ears of horsepower purists. This sound passes through the RS exhaust system and is projected to the surroundings via two large oval tailpipes. Other eye-catching features at the rear are the new Matrix OLED lights in 3D design, which are being
implemented for the first time in a production Audi.
The potent output of the TT RS requires a stiff chassis setup. At a height of just 1.34 meters (4.4 ft), the Audi TT RS is low to the asphalt, and it is both lightfooted and under control as it conquers curves. The direct steering ratio gives the driver the feeling of being one with the road. No matter how intensively the driver turns the grippy sport steering wheel, the lowmounted sport seat with the strong contours of its side bolsters holds the driver in position. In the Roadster, a switch initiates open-air driving fun. It opens the car’s soft top – even while driving at speeds up to around 50 km/h.
Inside, the TT RS has an extremely sporty appearance, with aluminum or carbon trim elements and RS logos. As in the Audi R8, the driver starts the engine directly from the steering wheel, a feature inspired by motorsport. The dynamic handling system can also be operated from an extra set of satellite controls. If drivers wish, they can modify the character of the TT RS
over four modes – from comfort-oriented to decidedly dynamic.
The instruments are focused entirely on the driver. The fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen bundles all key information, from driving speed to engine rpm and navigation. Additionally, a special RS screen displays information on tire pressure, torque and g-forces. When a defined engine speed is reached, the colored background of the scale prompts the driver to upshift via the steering wheel paddle or selector lever. To always stay up-to-date, the driver can call upon the extensive
infotainment content, including the Audi Sport Performance app., connectivity functions, Wi-Fi and internet access.
Prices for the Coupé start at 66,400 euros, and the Roadster is listed at 69,200 euros.