This one really goes like hell

These days, anything’s possible in the world of tuning. But you already knew that. What you didn’t know was that someone built a 1,300-horsepower Audi TT RS that can pull off mad half-mile runs.

We bet the name Don Octane doesn’t ring too many bells. Are we right? Well, get ready to put this German tuner on your follow list because their Audi TT is dubbed as one of the fastest in Europe. And there’s proof to that.

How do you extract 1,300 horsepower out of an Audi TT RS?

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For starters, you replace its engine. Don’t get us wrong, a bone-stock Audi TT RS Mk2 is one feisty mechanical contraption well-worthy of the sports car tag. From the factory, the second-gen TT RS was imbued with an at-that-time newly-developed 2.5-liter inline-five turbo engine rated at 335 horsepower (340 PS) and 332 pound-feet of twist (450 Newton-meters) available from as low as 1,600 rpm all the way up to 5,300 rpm.

This thing could pull and pull and then pull some more thanks to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive with a tweaked Haldex multi-place clutch and a rear-axle diff. 0-100 kph (62 mph) came in just 4.5 seconds and the sprint could go on to 280 kph (174 mph).

1,300-HP Audi TT RS Is Faster Than Your Dream Car
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Audi TT RS Mk2 specifications
Engine 2.5-liter inline-five turbo
Horsepower 335 HP
Torque 332 LB-FT
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 280 kph (174 mph)

Apparently, Don Octane had other plans in mind. The 2.5-liter was ditched and replaced with a 3.2-liter VR6 engine taken off a VW Golf R32 unit slapped with a Garrett GTX55 large-frame turbocharger, while power gets to the wheels via a Don Octane six-speed dog box.

Of course, it’s also been stripped out of every non essential panel or cabin feature, so we’re guessing overall weight also took a serious dive. And speaking of power, the Don Octane TT RS now cranks out 1,300 horsepower that let it reach new performance heights.

1,300-HP Audi TT RS Is Faster Than Your Dream Car
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For example, take the video below. The car was filmed during a drag racing event in Germany (yup, they have these over the pond, too) where it cleared the half-mile run in 15.19 seconds at 322.84 kph (200.38 mph). How’s that for a business card?

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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