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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
So, you think your Audi TT-RS isn’t as awesome as you thought it was and you can’t put your finger on what it is exactly that you need to add?
Well, we’re going to spare you all the brain-racking difficulties by presenting you a new carbon fiber accessory package for your beloved Audi roadster. This new package is courtesy of the folks over at MTM, the German tuner whose expertise in Audi’s has spawned such creations as the MT RS5, MTM S6 Clubsport, and MTM R8 GT3-2. If any tuning house knows anything about Audis, it’s the boys over at MTM.
In any case, the package includes a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, both of which are made from carbon fiber. Unfortunately, MTM hasn’t released a price range for their carbon fiber spoiler and diffuser package, although if you look at it attached to the TT-RS, it just might be worth the unknown sticker price it’s going to come in.
It’s an invasion of Audis and we couldn’t be happier about it! After announcing last month that Audi will in fact be sending the A3 sedan over to U.S. soil, we have just discovered that the Audi TT-RS will also be speeding its way into our hearts, and our garages. Customers on our side of the world will be able to enjoy the sports car starting the third quarter of 2011. The decision was made after more than 11,500 fans expressed their enthusiasm for the Audi TT-RS in just one month.
"With performance and agility rooted in Audi motorsports success, the TT RS is truly an emotional sports car," explained Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "That emotion became abundantly clear as we explored interest across the country."
As with the European model, the TT-RS will make it to the US market featuring a 2.5-liter TFSI, five-cylinder engine that generates 360 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 174 mph (after removing the limiter).
ABT Sportsline’s tuning packages for the Audi TT-RS consisted of just one; the Power Package. This package debuted back in September 2009 and brought the sports coupe to a worthy 420hp and a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds. This was much better than the standard 340hp, but ABT knew they could do better. Now, the tuning firm has increased the number of packages by one more to include the Power S package.
The new "Power S" tuning package not only includes chip tuning and an ABT intercooler, but also gets an upgraded ABT turbocharger. The result is a total output of 501 HP and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat. Don’t worry, they’ve thought about the appearance too. ABT will also be offering a variety of wheels as an aesthetic upgrade.
In the first tuning kit provided for the TT-RS, ABT Sportsline set the top speed limiter to 175mph, but this time, the tuner revealed nothing about the top speed limiter. Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t expect it to be bumped up anyway.
In its standard version an Audi TT-RS develops a total of 340 HP. That’s good, but not very impressive for a sports coupe. And since there is always a place for better, Superchips has developed a new tuning package for the TT-RS that takes the small coupe to an impressive 401 HP.
In order to do that, Superchips installed their ‘plug and go’ kit on the car’s 2.5 liter 5-cylinder turbo engine, that increased the output to 401 HP and an impressive 551 NM, with 500 NM delivered between 2,500 and 5,700 rpm. However, despite this engine upgrade, the tuner decide to keep the top speed limited to 155 mph.
"Audi TT RS owners can also be reassured that the Superchips ECU remap delivers a minimal fuel consumption penalty. Indeed if driven in a ‘like for like’ manner with the standard car, owners will experience no fuel consumption penalty, despite the extra performance."
Sportec is a tuner well-known for its customization programs for Porsche models. Their SP580 kit for the 911 Turbo was quite a hit and with that type of model in their tuning lineup, they would be hard pressed to find a different brand to exude such excellence. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are not going to try. For this tuning experiment, APS Sportec has turned their attention to another sport model from the Volkswagen Group line-up: the Audi TT-RS.
Sportec wanted to give the Audi TT-RS a more sporty look so they decided to add new carbon fiber parts, including a carbon rear wing and a carbon fiber gas cap. Combined with the usual yellow, red, white or blue exterior color, this gives the TT-RS a very cool look. All the new parts are available via local Sportec dealerships.
Most likely this is just the first step in tuning the TT-RS, but we expect to see a full program for the German sports car that will offer the same performance value as any Porsche tuned by Sportec. Why not? Maybe even updating the horsepower to incredible lengths as done in the standard 340 HP Porsche is in the cards. If you don’t remember, they were able to boost the power of the Porsche 911 Turbo to an amazing 580 HP.
If you went back to the past couple of years and name two of the most popular cars Audi has come out with in recent time, then the two most common answers would have to be the Audi TT-RS and the Audi R8 V10.
And while it’s not really fair to compare the two cars – really, it’s not? – the folks over at Autocar who seemingly never run out of comparing cars decided to give it a whirl, just for the heck of it. So it stands, it’s the Audi TT RS taking on the Audi R8 V10 in two separate testing situations: one on a twisty test road and the other on a straight piece of road.
Surprisingly, the Audi TT RS did a whole lot better than we thought on the first test in spite of the glaring differences between the two car’s overall package. But when the second run began, then that’s when things went back to normal. The Audi TT RS is a fast car, but running it up against an Audi R8 V10 in an open road is far from what we’d call a competitive race.