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.
The German tuning firm MTM has released the official details about their upgrade package for the Audi TT-RS sports car. Inspired by the Ur-Quattro S1 from Group B rally racing, the MTM TT-RS combines a powerful turbocharged five cylinder engine with Audi’s patented Quattro all wheel drive system to create a compact tuner car that is capable of besting even R8 super car owners.
MTM is offering the power package in three different stages. The top of the line upgrade gives the lightweight four wheel drive a total of 424 HP, 84 more ponies then from the factory. This level of output allows the TT-RS to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in four seconds and reach a top speed of 184 MPH. The other to packages offer TT owners either 404 HP or 408 HP, now we aren’t quite sure as to what makes up the 4 HP difference between the two, and MTM wasn’t getting into the specifics. Rounding out the upgrade package, MTM has also fitted the TT-RS with a set of their signature BIMOTO sport rims available in either 19 or 20 inch diameters as well a variety of spacers to get the car’s stance just right. No matter which combination of power and style you choose, it will take a very exotic 5.2 Liter V10 for any other Audi to come close to the level of performance available from this MTM modified TT-RS.
One of the things that makes the new Audi TT-RS so great is that the double bubble shaped sports coupe is powered by a robust turbocharged five cylinder engine connected to a Quattro all wheel drive system, just like the iconic Audi Sport Quattro. Even though both boosted power plants have a total of 20 valves bouncing up and down to control the combustion of pressurized air, the modern day Audi is of the TSFI variety. This means that the stock vehicle’s 335 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque are made of the finest in turbocharger technology and fuel efficient stratified injection that Germany’s best engineers have to offer. That is all fine and dandy if you are afraid to void the manufacturer’s warranty, but for those who know about the aftermarket a significantly modified driving experience is only a simple step away.
Up until now European tuners have been hard at work developing more powerful engine reflashes and exhaust packages to sqeeze as much power as they can from the factory turbocharger 2.5 Liter five cylinder engine before having to crack it open. The German tuners Mcchip got the ball rolling when they got 380 HP out of a TT-RS, then it was Swiss sports car builders Sportec who upped the ante to 405 HP. Never ones to be outdone, especially by a foreign tuner, ABT managed to find an additional 15 HP from the tiny TT-RS, bringing output up to 420 HP. However this pales in comparison to what the boys at Avus Performance have come up with, a bolt on engine upgrade package that gets an additional 125 HP out of the all wheel drive turbocharged sports car.
The German tuning firm Cargraphic have just made the most powerful version of the Audi TT a little bit meaner with their GT-R upgrade package that adds a set of 20 inch forged wheels that look especially aggressive filling the wheel wells of the 340 HP Audi TT-RS. The tuners also incorporated a few milled out air pockets that supposedly maximize the sports car’s performance.
The German tuning house ABT Sportsline specializes in all members of the Volkswagen family, and they have just come up with another take on Audi’s factory tuned drop top sports coupe, the TT-RS. This particular styling package is inspired by the original Audi "ur-Quattro" that tore up the unrestricted Group B rally racing category back in the 1980s. Whereas the original Audi Sport Quattro from yesteryear was available exclusively as a hard top coupe, ABT is trying to bring the same level of performance and excitement into an open air roadster.
After the engineers at ABT got done with the TT-RS, the turbocharged five cylinder engine was pumping out an additional 80 HP thanks to an upgraded intercooler and a reprogrammed ECU that work together to bring the TFSI power plant’s maximum output up to 420 HP. The newfound power allows the ABT TT-RS to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed that is still limited, except this time to 175 MPH.
Not ones to mess with the muscular lines of the TT-RS, ABT Sportsline simply decided to add a set of their Special Edition signature rim to dress up the Audi. The ABT BR Sport Wheel that consists of a one piece casted design with a diamond machined deep black matt finish. Hinting at what makes this particular TT so special. Audi R8 super car owners be warned.
The Swiss tuning firm Sportec has just relased a new performance upgrade that turns the factory tuned Audi TT RS into a true super car competitor with the simple addition of a reprogrammed ECU. This simple modification can be performed without the need for the owner to even get their hands dirty and is one of the most affordable methods of increasing an automobile’s output from a HP per dollar ratio standpoint.
The Audi TT RS engine upgrade increases the output of the 2.5 Liter inline five cylinder TFSI engine up from a stock 335 HP all the way up to the 400 HP mark. The added boost allows the modified TT RS to go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.2 seconds, down compared to the stock car’s 4.6 second run as well as removing the 155 MPH speed limiter.
A Sportec modified TT RS is good news for tuning enthusiasts and bad news for R8 owners, because if they bought one of the first versions of Audi’s mid engine super car because it takes them all of 4.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH, making the $100,000+ price tag seem a little bit inflated. However the best news comes in the form of hope for the future Audi RS3 that is supposed to be powered by the same 2.5 Liter TFSI motor, meaning that a 400 HP turbocharged all wheel drive hatchback may not be that hard to find.
The Audi TT RS is a phenomenal automobile directly from the manufacturer, but what if you want a little more than the standard car’s 335 HP? That is why there is an aftermarket, and the tuners at McChip Dkr. are ready and waiting to transform your RS badged Audi into an even better performance machine. Starting out with the company’s Stage 1 package, the 2.5 Liter inline five cylinder engine is tuned to produce 380 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque all accomplished with a reprogrammed ECU that also raises the TT’s top speed to 186 MPH, all for only 889 Euros.
Over the next two to four weeks, the McChip will also unveil their Stage 2 performance package for the four ringed sports car. This next level package will boost the 5 cylinder engine’s output to 400 HP. Aside from the increase in engine output, the tuners at McChip have decided to upgrade the RS’s rolling stock with a set of stylish 20 inch wheels from Cargraphic wrapped in sticky Continental tires to make the most out of the TT’s new found power, after all one of the more important aspects of any performance vehicle is where the rubber meets the road.
In the latest episode of the automotive program, Fifth Gear, presenter Jason Plato got behind the wheel of the new 335 HP TFSI powered Audi TT-RS. So what did the ex-BTCC racing driver think about the sporty RS, check out the video to see for yourself.
The British journalists from iMotor have tested the new Audi TT-RS on some very entertaining mountain roads. Check out the video to see the four ringed sports car in action being tested to the extremes!
Audi revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show the most powerful TT version ever: the TT-RS, in both coupe and Roadster versions. Sales of the Audi TT RS begin in March; deliveries are scheduled to begin this summer.
The RS model distinguishes itself from the rest of the TT line with larger front air vents, twin-spoked alloy wheels, a fixed wing at the back and a new rear diffuser.
Under the hood Audi placed a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with direct gasoline injection that produces 340 bhp and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. The TT RS Coupé makes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint (0 to 62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, and the Roadster needs a tenth of a second longer. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but Audi offers an option to raise the limit to 280 km/h (174 mph).
The five-cylinder unit marks Audi’s return to the odd numbered engine. This is important for Audi because it’s had a long tradition of five-cylinders in performance cars. It dates back to 1976 when Ferdinand Piëch developed the unit for the 5000 series, that was later used in the rally-dominating Quattro cars of the 80s.
Audi has just announced the European pricing for their latest addition to the TT line-up of compact sports cars, the TT-RS. Available as both a coupe and a roadster, the new Audi TT-RS will be available for sale from European dealerships starting this summer for around 55,800 Euros for the coupe and at 58,650 Euros for the open air roadster.
Standard on the TT-RS will be: Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system, 18 inch alloys, xenon plus headlamps with LED daytime running lights and for the Roadster, an electrohydraulic convertible top with power assisted wind deflector.
The German sports coupe will be powered by a 2.5 Liter engine with FSI direct injection producing 340 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. The potent five-cylinder will provide outstanding performance, giving the RS a 0 to 60 MPH time of just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of around 175 MPH.
According to Audi’s plans, the TT-RS should hit U.S. showrooms by the end of this year, giving the TT-S enough time to enjoy its days in the sun as the top of the line TT.