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.
SPORTEC LAUNCHES 400 BHP STAGE ONE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE FOR NEW FLAGSHIP AUDI TT RS
APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Sportec range of vehicle performance enhancements, is pleased to announce the launch of a Stage One engine performance upgrade for the new 335 bhp, turbocharged five cylinder Audi TT RS.
Careful data analysis by Sportec’s technicians in Switzerland highlighted opportunities for performance enhancements within the standard Audi TT RS’ engine management system, enabling the development of an effective ECU remap for the 2.5-litre TFSI engine.
From the factory, the Audi TT RS produces 335bhp at 5400 rpm and 450nm (328lb.ft) at 1600rpm. Sportec’s Stage One ECU performance upgrade increases power to 400bhp at 5800rpm, while torque leaps to 401 lb.ft at 2650rpm.
Post conversion, the 0-100kmh time for the Audi TT RS falls from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds and in-gear acceleration times are greatly improved. Removal of the factory 155mph top speed limiter is included as part of the Sportec Stage One package.
Priced at £1200.00 fitted, including VAT @ 15%, the Sportec Audi TT RS Stage One performance upgrade is available now from APS of Brackley. For total peace of mind, Sportec’s conversions are covered by a guarantee for the balance of the manufacturer’s warranty.
Due to strong customer demand, a full program of additional complimentary performance, dynamic and styling upgrades for the Audi TT RS is currently in development at Sportec’s base in Höri, Switzerland.
A demonstrator Audi TT RS, fitted with the Sportec Stage One performance upgrade, will be available for media testing soon.