Audi TT-RS

Audi TT-RS

  The Audi TT-RS was introduced back in 2009 in Geneva as the highest output version of the TT compact sports coupe wearing the appropriate aggressive bodywork. The RS is powered by a direct injected and turbocharged 2.5 Liter five cylinder engine that makes 335 HP and 330 lb-ft of torque which helps launch the TT-RS from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.6 seconds on its way to a 155 MPH top speed.

You remember all those billboard wars Audi and BMW were into about a year and some change ago? In a constant game of one-upsmanship between the two brands, deciding which one is better shouldn’t be tasked on billboards, commercials, or whatever marketing propaganda they can think of. There’s only one place to settle a rivalry like this and the crew from Motor Sport Magazine found the perfect site to do so: the race track.

Taking a BMW 1M Coupe and an Audi TT RS , Motor Sport Magazine brought in the two German sports coupes for a match-up that die hard fans of the two brands have been waiting for. The tale of the tape suggests a slight advantage in horsepower for the 1M Coupe against the TT RS - 340 ponies to 335 - but the Audi sportster certainly makes up for it thanks to its four-wheel drive system.

So who takes the cake in this battle? It’s relative depending on how you see it, really. Motor Sport Magazine actually didn’t race the two fender-to-fender against each other, but the video still makes for good viewing simply because you are able watch these two sports cars in their natural habitat.

Audi TT-RS American model

Just recently, Audi announced that the TT-RS would also be offered on the US market, and the fact that it is going to deliver 20hp more than the European version was just music to our ears. Now we’re hearing rumors about a TT-RS version getting that same 20hp boost up to 360hp for the European market. What the hell?! And here we thought we were special....

A leaked internal Audi document - the Ersatz Teile Katalog Audi (ETKA) to be exact - revealed details about this new TT-RS Plus version. In addition to the the extra 20 HP, it will also get a 7-speed automatic transmission and carbon fiber parts like the ones used in the R8 GT . With the extra horse power and the weight reduction, this model will become the fastest TT-RS on the market. The document also suggests that this new version will be added in May 2011.

So our joy was short-lived. Hopefully we will be able to over-joyed when we hear it’s coming to America!

Source: WCF

The Audi TT-RS will soon be headed to US shores and what’s better is that tuners are coming up with all kinds of packages for the luxury sports car that we will soon be able to take advantage of as well. The latest package comes from O.CT Company and takes the German sports car to a higher power with some handling improvements and an aesthetic upgrade.

While in its standard version, the Audi TT-RS develops a total of 340 HP and 450 NM of torque out of its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, but O.CT has taken that power to a total of 420 HP and 570 Nm. In order to get this 80hp bump, the tuner opted for changing the hardware components in conjunction with the reprogramming of the vehicle’s electronics. The conversion kit used includes a stainless steel exhaust system including silencer and rear silencer with control valve, a charge air cooler kit, and a revised management of the TFSI engine.

For the exterior, the package adds forged 20-inch 5 twin-spoke alloy rims that only weigh 13.8 kg. There is also a new KW coilover suspension V3 that provides "agility in (almost!) any situation."

The makeover by O.CT Company is good, but we prefer the 472 HP engine update provided by MTM in their Audi TTRS Clubsport solely for the higher power output. If it was based on looks, then the O.CT package would win hands down.

Do you remember the Audi RS6 Clubsport package MTM revealed last year? It was 730hp of sheer awesomeness, and now MTM is bringing out that same package for the Audi TT-RS . The power output may not be as extensive as the RS6 , but the exterior modifications will absolutely turn some heads.

The Audi TT-RS will be revealed when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors this week, so MTM gave away very little in terms of TT-RS package details. The Clubsport package is their biggest upgrade for the TT-RS and it received a 472 HP engine update. This update was accomplished with a modification of the control unit, an MTM turbo charger, and a new MTM exhaust system. With this upgrade, the TTRS Clubsport will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph.

For the exterior the tuner is offering the same black-orange-white paint combination with racing elements and a new set of 20" Bimoto wheels.

More details will be revealed when the Audi TTRS Clubsport is revealed this week at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show!

Fifth Gear mainstays Tiff Needell and Jason Plato found a good way to get some burn on a Porsche Boxster S , an Audi TT-RS , and a Nissan 370Z . The problem was, there were three sports cars ready to be tested, but only two drivers to drive them.

Fortunately for the two, they found another man to become the third driver. You might recognize his name, too: Ben Collins.

All together, Tiff, JP, and Ben took some time on the track to test the three aforementioned sports cars in a series of three tests – an agility test, a drift test, and a hot lap - to determine which car would run supreme over the others. Being the most senior of the trio, Tiff scored first dibs, picking the TT-RS for his ride. Picking next was JP, who opted for the Boxster S, leaving the man formerly known as the Stig to ‘settle’ for the 370Z.

Hit the jump to see the test results.

Source: Fifth Gear

Over the course of its life, the Audi TT-RS has been the subject of a number of aftermarket modifications and for good reason too because as the most powerful version of the TT line, it’s a definite magnet for tuning companies to try and put their own touch on the car.

We’ve seen a number of these tuning firms release their takes in the past few months and this time, another one has stepped into the limelight to present their modded version of the Audi TT-RS.

Hailing from Ingelheim near Mainz, Germany is Senner Tuning AG, which just revealed their new program for the TT-RS. Similar to most of its competitors, Senner Tuning’s work on the Audi sports car involves upgrades on both the appearance and performance aspects of the car. Though Senner Tuning’s work was a little dialed down compared to its competitors, it worked out pretty well for them because as far as we’re concerned, it’s not stale that it becomes redundant yet it’s also not overbearing to the point that it becomes a little outrageous.

Details after the jump

Raeder Motorsport, a German racing team, will compete in the final two Nurburgring endurance races on October 16th and 30th in the SP 4T class with the prototype of an Audi TT RS . This racer was developed together by the Technical Development (Technischen Entwicklung/TE) and AUDI AG production as well as quattro GmbH. The car will be driven by Marc Hennerici and Christopher Mies in the test races.

Audi has not revealed any details on the car’s performances yet, but the first images reveal lots of modifications when compared to a standard TT-RS , including a massive wing at the front and the rear, and a racing inspired interior. There aren’t any words on the engine updates either, but we expect a lot more compared to the 360 HP version confirmed for the US market. We’ll have to wait to get more details on the race car when it takes its place at the VLN Endurance Series on October 16th.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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World renown VAG tuner, ABT Sportline, has released an all-new performance exhaust for the Audi TTRS and RS5 models.

Anyone who drives an extremely sporty car of the caliber of an Audi RS5 or Audi TT-RS likes acoustics which suit the performance potential of their racer. Owners of premium cars from Ingolstadt expect a sound that represents the power of the car without being too loud, and is also produced in the best possible quality.

For the RS5 and TT-RS, ABT Sportsline has developed an exhaust system which meets the high demands of their customers: the sound is a lot more powerful and striking over all speed ranges and seems even more dynamic. At the same time it complies with the legally prescribed maximum noise levels. The good acoustics which will amaze fans of sporty vehicles suit both the RS racing sound and everyday driving. Thanks to the high-quality stainless steel technology the exhaust system is extremely robust and durable – an investment in a long car life full of driving enjoyment.

The new exhaust system from ABT Sportsline consists of middle and rear mufflers, which run from the catalytic converter to the rear of the vehicle. With this placement, the system fits perfectly with the Audi design as the standard appearance is retained. The result is simple; the unmistakable RS look plus a powerful ABT sound and performance gain that allow the special set-up to be ideal for everyday use.

ABT Sportline RS5 Exhaust sound

The German tuner MTM has unveiled today details on their second package for the Audi TT-RS sports car. While the first one was impressive with its 424 HP, this one is simply amazing: the tuner managed to squeeze an impressive 472 HP from the TT-RS’ engine.

For that the tuner made modifications of the control unit and added a MTM turbo charger and a complete new MTM exhaust system from turbo. The result? 472 HP with 7.000 rpm, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph - driven in Nardo with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres on 20-inch bimoto wheels.

The price for the engine upgrade is 14.500€. If you will also opt for the 20-inch bimoto forged rims and the 15-inch brakes with eight-piston calipers you will have to pay an extra 9.973 €. Tuner’s next stop? A TT-rS that will develop 500 HP!

Press release after the jump.

Audi has unveiled today a new version of the sports car TT-RS . The new S tronic model will go on sale across Europe in October at a price of €58,300 for the coupe version and €61,150 for the roadster version.

The seventh gear is configured as a high-geared overdrive which reduces engine speed, thus cutting fuel consumption. The driver can choose between two fully automatic modes and the manual mode in which he changes gear using the shift paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever. In addition, a launch control function offers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start, with maximum turbo power and minimum wheel spin.

Equipped with the new S-tronic version the new TT-RS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, while top speed remains electronically limited to 155 mph. This version comes equipped with a 340 HP FSI engine that delivers 340 HP between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and reaches a maximum torque of 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm.

Press release after the jump.

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