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 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 is once again producing a five-cylinder powerhouse: the Audi TT RS will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva Auto Show. Its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine produces well above 300 bhp. It also delivers explosive acceleration, driving delight, and unrivalled sound.
A legend is reborn. After all, powerful five-cylinder gasoline engines have a long legacy at Audi. And the turbocharged direct-fuel-injection engine in the TT RS is the new torchbearer of this dynamic tradition. It enables the TT RS to perform extraordinary feats. For example, it needs nowhere near five seconds to reach 100 km/h (62.14 mph); overtaking is child’s play; and 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is the limited top speed only on paper.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, a sophisticated chassis, and stupendous brakes keep a tight rein on the power. All in all, the compact TT RS – with its lightweight and largely aluminum body constructed as per the Audi Space Frame principle – is a driving machine to be reckoned with.