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 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.

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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

About the existence of the TTRS and RS5 coupes we already knew, and now here’s another details about the two new future sports-cars from Audi. The TTRS will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this autumn, while the RS5 will come sometime in 2009.

According to Fourtitude, the TTRS will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liters 5-cylinder engine that delivers 350 hp.

About the RS5’s powerplant they only make speculations like everyone else. First choice is a V10 Twin Turbo engine used in the RS6, but they say is an unlikely choice. Second choice is V10 Normally Aspirated, same choice as the Road & Track magazine. Third choice is a 4.2-liter FSI engine that delivers 450 hp and 500 ft-lbs. And finally a V8 Normally Aspirated engine that delivers 420 hp. But which one will actually power the RS5 no one knows at the moment. Only time will tell!

Source: Fourtitude

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