Hot on the heels of the larger R8 Spyder, Audi has released its smaller sibling – the TT RS.
Destined to be the most powerful Audi TT ever released, the TT RS produces just under 400bhp and 480Nm of torque from a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. This means that the TT RS is capable of 62mph in just 3.7 seconds, and can carry onwards to a top speed of 174mph.
Channelling all of the car’s power is a seven-speed S tronic gearbox, powering all four wheels. The driver is also able to tune certain elements of the car to their liking, such as steering and engine characteristics. They can even edit how loud they want the car to sound.
Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Audi board member for technical development, said: “The newly developed turbo five-cylinder engine, with which are continuing our great tradition from the 1980s, conveys pure emotion.
“The TT RS now provides 400bhp and combines driving pleasure with efficiency through innovative technologies.”
With such immense power, Audi has restricted the car’s top speed to 155mph – though this can be raised to 174mph should the customer choose it.
It is also the first time that OLED (organic light emitting diode) rear lights have been fitted to a production Audi. These lights do not require reflectors, but still emit an impressive amount of light. Audi has fitted LED lights at the front of the car, though these can be changed out for Matrix LED systems.
The TT RS will be available to order at the start of the summer, with deliveries commencing in the later part of the year.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.