Before retiring the current generation of Audi TT and replacing it with a new model, Ingolstadt is giving its pretty boy one last fighting chance.
And it’s armed to the teeth for this fight. The new version of the Audi TT-RS called simply the TT RS Plus comes with 15 more horses, and also gets a more dramatic look.
The car has the same 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder, but it now makes 265 kW (360 hp) and 465 Nm (342.97 lb-ft) of torque. In terms of performance, those figures translate into a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 280km/h (173.98 mph).
While the quattro AWD system is standard, you can choose between a manual six-speed transmission and the seven-speed S tronic. The latter comes with a launch control function. The S tronic model also have an average fuel consumption of just 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg), which is astonishing given the performance (Roadster does 8.6 liter/100km).
Visually, the car is distinguished with matt aluminum-look finish grille, carbon fiber side mirrors, dual-branch sport exhaust system with black tailpipes, and Carbon design package for the engine compartment.
The new 19-inch cast wheels five-arm “Rotor” design wheels are also interesting. They are finished in black with contrasting red rim flanges, and wrapped with 255/35 tires.
As for the pricing, the TT RS plus Coupe will cost (in Germany) 60,650 EUR for the manual and 62,800 EUR for the DSG version. Those figures for the Roadster are 63,500 EUR and 65,650 EUR respectively.