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.

Audi has released official teaser images of the TT RS (there was a fake going around a few days ago.) Because this is the genuine article, there are also a few details about the hottest TT.

Audi TT-RS - first teaser images and exhaust sound

Audi confirms that the car will have a five-cylinder engine that “produces well above 300 bhp.” Audi also says the car “needs nowhere near five seconds” to go from 0 to 100 KMH (62 mph), and the TT RS will be limited to the German gentleman’s agreement of a 155 mph top speed. Audi has not yet confirmed the Quattro rocket for the U.S. market, but we will have full details from the premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

Until we see the car in Geneva, enjoy the exhaust sound:

Press release after the jump

Audi will debut two car in Geneva: the TT RS and the A4 allroad. Next to them the company will also display the newly launched A5/S5 Cabriolet.

We already knew the TT RS would be at the Geneva Motor Show, but its just nice to get official confirmation. Audi’s hottest TT model will likely use a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter five-cylinder unit found in the Golf/Rabbit/Jetta, with which the TT already shares many components. The TT RS is expected to make 330 - 340 hp. By comparison, the next model downline, the TTS, makes 265 hp with its 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. The TT RS should be good for a 0 to 60 time of about 4.5 seconds (0.5 quicker than the TTS.)

Not to be dismissed at Geneva is the A4 Allroad. Audi’s Allroad program is one of the best (and first) examples of a crossover vehicle out there. It combines the car and SUV together in a package that’s more car (and thus, more fun) than almost anything else out there. Compared to a standard A4, the Allroad will be distinguished by a two-tone body kit with flared fenders, higher ride height, and off-road style front and rear bumpers.

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Audi TT RS

Ferdinand Piëch, the current chairman of Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board, started out at the company at Audi. He saw that there was a need for an engine that was larger than the current four cylinder units, but he also believed six cylinders was more than enough. To solve this problem, he resurrected a one of his own designs. In 1976 Audi got its first five-cylinder engine in the redesigned 5000 model. But what it’s most famous for is being the engine of choice for Audi’s rally-winning Quattro cars of the 80s.

Ever since then, there has always been a five-cylinder unit in use somewhere in the Volkswagen Group, but Audi has abandoned the engines for turbo fours and V6 over a decade ago. But now it’s back at Audi for the TT RS.

Audi’s hottest TT model will likely use a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter five-cylinder unit found in the Golf/Rabbit/Jetta, with which the TT already shares many components. The TT RS is expected to make 330 - 340 hp. By comparison, the next model downline, the TTS, makes 265 hp with its 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. The TT RS should be good for a 0 to 60 time of about 4.5 seconds (0.5 quicker than the TTS.)

All the technical specs as well as body modifications will be confirmed when the TT RS makes its debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Until now we could only speculate on the future Audi TT-RS . But thanks to a leaked dealer document we now have exact specifications of the future performance version of the TT. Set to be offered in both coupe and roadster version, the TT-RS will be available starting summer of 2009.

The future TT-RS will come with a new 5 cylinder, 2.5 liter TFSI mated to a 6-speed transmission. The engine will deliver 340 hp and over 330 ft.lbs. of torque. Fuel economy is expected to be about 23.5 mpg, which is not bad for a true sports car (the spartan Lotus Elise gets between 31 and 34 mpg.)

The TT-RS will also be distinguished by front air intakes, 18" aluminum wheels and two sets of twin oval shaped exhausts pipes. Inside customers will get aluminum air vents, RS badging on the instrument panel, and alcantara/leather sports seats with a special silver stitching.

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Audi will unveil the TT-RS , both coupe and roadster versions early in 2010. We’ve already seen a spy shot of the coupe , now we have the roadster version caught testing in Nurburgring.

Like the coupe version, the roadster will be fitted with with Quattro four-wheel drive system. Also like the hardtop, the TT-RS roadster should be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection five cylinder motor that makes 343 bhp. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in less than five seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph.

Source: AutoBild

The TT-RS was caught in its final look testing around Nürburgring. Major external changes to the TTS are two oval exhaust pipes at the rear (TTS has four), double spoked wheels and bigger air intakes. The TT-RS will go on sale in the summer of 2009 and will compete with BMW M Coupe and the Porsche Cayman S.

The TT-RS will be powered by twin-turbo version of the current 3.2L V6 engine or a brand new five-cylinder turbo unit with output between 340 and 365 hp. All this power will be put to the road via permanent 4WD Quattro system.

Euroepan prices will start from around €50,000.

Source: GlobalMotors

The future Audi TT-RS was caught testing on the famous Nurburgring race track in Germany. The TT-RS will compete with models like BMW Z4 M Coupe and the Porsche Cayman S.

The TT-RS will be powered by twin-turbo version of the current 3.2L V6 engine or a brand new five-cylinder turbo unit with output between 340 and 365 hp.

The most powerful version of the sporty TT is ready to be launched. The TT-RS will make its official debut this autumn at the Paris Auto Show. This latest spy shots were taken at the Nurburgring, where the latest version of the TT-RS was making the final testings.

The TT-RS will be powered by twin-turbo version of the current 3.2L V6 engine or a brand new five-cylinder turbo unit with output between 340 and 365 hp.

Sales will begin in the summer of 2009.

Audi is currently working on the hottest version of the Audi TT Roadster: the TT RS, a model that is expect to go on sale in 2009 as a Porsche Boxster competitor.

2009 Audi TT RS Roadster spy shots

The TT RS Roadster will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol engine. Output will be around 350 hp!

The Roadster will also feature Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system mated with a six-speed manual gearbox; while DSG will be available as an option.

More about our Audi TT RS preview!

Source: Wheels24

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