Next Audi TT-RS Could Develop 380 Horsepower
The third generation Audi TT (Tourist Trophy) has already been caught testing in many times and today, new details on the model have surfaced online.
As previously reported, the third-generationTT sports car will return to its original roots: its design will once again be inspired by the original concept unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt auto show.
According to an unconfirmed report from Car and Driver, the U.S.-spec TT will get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Volkswagen Group’s EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected technology – the same engine that was just added to the 2013 Beetle Turbo. In the base version this engine will deliver a total of 220 horsepower and the S version will receive an extra turbo to allow it to deliver a total of 300 horsepower.
Car and Driver also reported that the TT-RS version will continue to carry a five-cylinder engine tuned to produce a whopping 380 horsepower. That adds up to a 20-horsepower increase over the current generation’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Audi will also offer both front and Quattro all-wheel drive systems on the TT-RS.
The new Audi TT will arrive on the market in 2014 in coupe form and in roadster form a few months later.
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Rumors about a new-generation Audi TT have been circulating ever since the revised version arrived on the market. The model is rumored to return to the original concept unveiled in 1995, but with contemporary interpretation.
The new TT will be built on Volkswagen’s new MQB transverse architecture that will be used in the new-generation A3 and will be a little bit lighter than the current generation.
The list of exterior changes will include the latest six-corner single-frame grille, slimmer and more angular headlamps, prominent wheel arch flares, a more defined shoulder line and a rounded rear end.
Source: Car and Driver