Audi TT RS (2009–2015)
Audi TT RS unveiled
Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder engine, as in the original Audi quattro. Audi TT RS unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2009.
2.5 litre five-cylinder engine offers 340PS from 5,400rpm to 6,700rpm, 450Nm from 1,600rpm to 5,300rpm, 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds (Roadster 4.5 seconds), top speed limited to 155mph but can be increased at extra cost to 174mph, combined mpg 30.7 (Roadster 29.7mpg). RS4-style Sport button boosts throttle response and further enriches exhaust note. New six-speed manual transmission, enhanced quattro system capable of diverting almost all torque output rearwards, TT RS-specific sports chassis lowered by 10mm (Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping available at extra cost)
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, a sophisticated chassis, and stupendous brakes keep a tight rein on the power. All in all, the compact Audi TT RS – with its lightweight and largely aluminium body constructed as per the Audi Space Frame principle – is a driving machine to be reckoned with.
Reported a more powerful TT RS to be on the way, with 360PS and 465Nm torque. Top speed limited to 174mph and, using 'launch control', 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. Back-breaking 255/35 R19 tyres. Priced in Germany at 60,650 Euros for the coupe and 63,500 Euros for the roadster. Built from April 2012 at Audi's Gyor factory in Hungary.
Audi announced new TT RS plus Coupe and Roadster models. Available with manual or S tronic twin-clutch transmissions priced from £48,945 OTR to £52,265 OTR (£3,085 premium over TT RS). Ordering possible from early May 2012; first UK deliveries summer 2012. Power boosted by 20PS to 360PS; torque up by 15Nm to 465Nm. Top speed increased from 155mph to 174mph. Coupe 0-62mph down to 4.1 seconds with S tronic transmission (from 4.3). Combined MPG 33.2. Additional equipment, including sports exhaust system.