The new third generation Audi TT RS has the brand’s distinctive 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine turned up 400hp (298kW) to deliver ballistic performance.
The new 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo aluminum engine has 400hp (298kW) and 354 lb-ft (480Nm) between 1,700 and 5,850rpm. The new engine has 60hp (45kW) more than the old one, and is 26kg (57 lb) lighter too. Power goes to all four wheels via a Quattro all-wheel drive system and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Top speed is limited to 250km/h (155mph) or on request 280km/h (174mph).
Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the new TT RS coupe is able to complete 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds, while the TT RS convertible needs 3.9 seconds.
Changes to the TT RS include new front and bumpers, a fixed rear spoiler, improved air flow and aerodynamics, and new OLED taillights. The TT RS rides on standard 19-inch alloys with 245/35 tires (there are optional 20-inch forged alloys with 255/30 tires), and has a RS sport suspension plus package that’s 10mm (0.4-in) lower to the ground.
The TT RS coupe is priced at €66,400, and the TT RS cabriolet from €69,200. They both go on sale in Europe from fall 2016.
Length: 4.19m | 165 inches
Width: 1.83m | 72.1 inches
Height: 1.34m | 52.8 inches
Weight (coupe): 1,440kg | 3,174 lb
Weight (convertible): 1,530kg | 3,373 lb
Coefficient of drag: 0.32 (coupe) and 0.33 (convertible)