|2017 Audi TT RS Coupe|
Otomotif Review - If the Audi TT was ever considered to be more form than element, that stereotype can be put to rest with the arrival of the new TT RS. Exposed in both coupe and convertible bodystyles at the Beijing Motor Show today, Ingolstadt's latest performance examples boast 400 horsepower. And for nostalgic VW and Audi love, this is still the only route to buy a five-cylinder engine.
For those keeping track, that represents an increase of 60 hp over the previous form, accompanied by 354 pound-feet of torque. Channeled to all four wheels in usual Quattro style, those 400 horses will propel the TT RS to 62 km / hour from a stoppage in as little as 3.7 seconds.
That's enough to undercut the new Porsche 718 Cayman S by a good few one-tenths, and will leave the vast majority of moves on the road or trail looking at its duet of oval tailpipes, OLED taillights, and tied rear wing rather than the new front end with its oversized breath uptakes. Those luck enough to find themselves inside the new TT RS will find a duet of low-slung container tushes along with standard TT fare like a 12.3 -inch Virtual Cockpit display, Audi Connect infotainment system, and inductive smartphone charging.
US pricing and accessibility are still being worked out, but Audi of America spokesman Mark Dahncke tells Autoblog that the new TT RS will arrive in showrooms Stateside" sometime next year ." Overseas the new modeling about to be launching in the tumble. The starting price of EUR6 6,400 euros scheduled for Europe works out to roughly $75 k at current exchange rates. More tellingly the TT RS price is exactly above the EUR6 4,118 that Porsche commissions for the new 718 Cayman S. This is clearly one bout of sibling antagonism that's just heating up.
Dynamic duo: Audi TT RS Coupe and Audi TT RS Roadster