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Facelifted Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster now available to order

The new Audi TT RS – yes, the top version of the German carmaker’s facelifted TT model series – is now officially here. If you could remember, the range-topping TT RS Coupe and Roadster were visually absent when Audi unveiled the facelifted TT model series in July 2018. That got some worried, so Audi is allaying those worries.

As introduced by the brand with the Four Rings, the latest iteration of the Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster boasts of completely redrawn front end. However, most of us won't be able to distinguish the newest TT RS models from their predecessors right away. It would take discerning eyes – especially those of Audi TT RS fans and enthusiasts – to know how the latest iterations differ visually from the previous model.

For instance, the lateral air intakes on the front bumper are now larger, each divided by vertical strips. In addition, the quattro logo -- in matt titanium-look – is located in the lower part of the gloss black grille that is surrounded by matt black Singleframe. The grille is flanked by LED headlights as standard, or by optional matrix LED units.

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Audi TT RS-R gets the ABT Sportsline treatment and 500 hp

Audi introduced the TT RS Coupe earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and now, we finally get to see the same updates on the Roadster.

In 1896, Johann Abt started a blacksmith shop in Kempten, Germany. Currently, the company is focusing on projects involving a variety of cars from the Volkswagen Group, from the Skoda Citigo to the Audi R8 supercar. One of ABT Sportline’s latest project is the TT RS, making it resemble its bigger brother more.

Dubbed TT RS-R, ABT Sportsline is only upgrading 50 units each of the coupe and the roadster. Both models will be equipped with a five-cylinder, turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that can produce an extra 100 horsepower more than the standard model - giving out a total of 500 horsepower (368 kilowatts) and 570 Newton-metres (420 lb-ft) of torque. That is an additional 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).

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2018 Audi TT RS is coming to the US with price tag of $64,900

A year after Audi unveiled the new generation of the Audi TT RS, the German premium carmaker is now bringing the most powerful road-going TT to the United States in spring 2017 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $64,900 (excluding destination charge of $975, taxes, title, options, and dealer charges). But before the big sale comes, Audi is unveiling the new 2018 Audi TT RS to the American public at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

The highly potent Audi TT RS will be powered by a new aluminum five-cylinder TFSI engine that while having the same capacity of 2,480 cc (2.5 liters) as its predecessor, is able to provide higher output and performance. Featuring lightweight construction made from aluminum, this new 2.5-liter TFSI engine boasts of lower internal friction and higher power delivery. In fact, it could deliver up to 400 hp of output, or around 17 percent (60 hp) output more than its predecessor. It could also deliver up to 354 lb.-ft. (480 Nm) of peak torque available between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm.

With these power specs, this new 2.5-liter turbo engine enables the new TT RS to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, although its top speed is restricted at 155 mph (250 km/h). This limitation on the top speed is lifted to 174 mph (280 km/h) when the optional Dynamic plus package is availed. Power from this dynamic engine is sent via a quick-shifting seven-speed S tronic transmission to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. This quattro permanent all-wheel drive features a multi-plate clutch that could distribute the power spontaneously between the axles, which means that the new Audi TT RS gets stronger grip while delivering more driving pleasure. Drivers could somewhat have control over some elements through Audi drive select system, which enables for four drive modes: comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual.

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2017 Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster launched at the Beijing Motor Show

Audi is introducing its latest road machines at the Beijing Motor Show – the highly potent Audi TT RS Coupé and Audi TT RS Roadster. These newest iterations of the Audi TT RS Coupé and the Audi TT TS Roadster are powered by a new aluminum five-cylinder engine that provides up to 400 hp, or around 60 hp more than their predecessor.

This power plant in focus is the 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder that boasts of higher power output and performance despite the unchanged capacity of 2,480 cc. This power plant – named “Engine of the Year” six consecutive times – is now of lightweight construction and features lower internal friction and higher power delivery.

This allowed the engine to deliver 17-percent more output than its predecessor while developing up to 480 Nm (354.0 lb.-ft.) of torque available between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. With these specs, this five-cylinder turbo engine allows the TT RS Coupé to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, while the Roadster can reach this speed in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is restricted at 250 km/h (155.3 mph), but could be adjusted to 280 km/h (173.9 mph) upon request.

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Earlier this year, Audi introduced the third-generation TT Coupe and next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show it will bring the 2015 TT Roadster. According to Audi’s technical project manager Markus Siewart, the German manufacturer will offer a new TT RS because the current model was a successful vehicle, people loved it and are asking for the new one.

Siewart also added that the new model will stick to the current 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol engine and as expected it will be more powerful. If you don’t remember, the current five-cylinder engine that powers the TT RS develops 340 hp and is bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while power is delivered to the road via the permanent all-wheel-drive system.

As a result, the TT RS rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph. As an option, Audi can increase top speed to 280 km/h or 174 mph. The new model is expected to offer the same top speed but it will offer a better acceleration.

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The new Audi TT RS Plus will start selling this summer in the UK with a starting price of £48,945. It will be available as a right-hand-drive of course. The new flagship TT has an extra 20bhp over the standard RS model (which produces 355bhp) and with an increase of 11lb ft in torque at 343lb ft.

When equipped with the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, accelerating from zero to 62mph is achieved in 4.1sec (down from 4.3sec) for the coupé and 4.2sec (from 4.4sec) for the roadster.

But when using the six-speed manual ‘box, both body variants add 0.1sec to the 0-62mph acceleration time. The top speed for both the coupé and the roadster gets a boost from 155mph to 174mph. Audi asserted that the new TT RS plus could achieve 33.2mpg and 32.8mpg for the coupé and roadster respectively.

Read the entire article 2012 Audi TT RS Plus gets a £48,945 starting price in the UK

Audi is set to launch the TT RS plus in Roadster and Coupé versions early this year. The vehicle is powered by a five-cylinder turbo, which provides 265 kW (360 hp), enough to achieve a top speed of 280 km/h (173.98 mph). The 2.5-liter TFSI used in the Audi TT RS plus is a high-performance engine. Compared with the engine on which it is derived, this direct-injection, turbocharged powerplant provides 15 kW (20 hp) more power.

It also generates a torque of 465 Nm (342.97 lb-ft), which is 15 Nm (11.06 lb-ft) more than before. The vehicle comes in either the seven-speed S tronic with lightning-fast gearshifts or a manual six-speed transmission. The dual-clutch transmission has a launch control function which optimizes acceleration from a standstill. In addition, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system brings engine power to the road in supreme style. It operates with a multi-plate clutch. How the TT RS plus combines efficiency and dynamics is very impressive indeed.

The Coupé fitted with S tronic accelerates to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. The same acceleration is achieved by the Coupé with manual transmission in 4.3 seconds. Meanwhile, the Roadster version with S tronic completes this same routine in 4.2 seconds while the one with manual transmission can achieve the feat in 4.4 seconds. For all of the vehicle variants, the top speed is limited to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). The S tronic-equipped Coupé utilizes an average of 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg) only while the Roadster consumes 8.6 liters per 100 km (27.35 US mpg). 

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Prior to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Audi unveiled today the TT RS Plus, a more powerful version of the already extreme vehicle. As expected, the car is powered by the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, but the power has been increased and now the powerplant delivers a total of 360 hp (20 hp extra over the standard version) and 465 Nm (342.97 lb-ft) of torque, 15 Nm (11.06 lb-ft) more than before.

The engine comes as standard with the 6-speed manual transmission but we do recommend the optional seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. According to Audi, the TT RS Plus Coupe using the S tronic can hit 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.3 seconds), while the TT RS Plus Roadster ompletes the same exercise in 4.2 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.4 seconds).

Top speed is limited in both cases to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). Regarding the fuel consumption, Audi promises an average of just 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg) for the Coupe with S Tronic and 8.6 liters per 100 km (27.35 US mpg) for the Roadster using the same transmission. The Coupé with manual transmission, including quattro drive, weighs just 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb); its power-to-weight ratio is 4.0 kilograms (8.82 lb) per horsepower.

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Audi will start to offer two new versions of the TT RS in Europe in 2012 -- the TT RS Plus road car and a factory-prepared TT RS race car. A report from the L’Automobile Magazine revealed that the TT RS Plus is an update to the current TT RS. It produces 380 hp, features dropped rear seats, and is lighter by around 132 pounds.

Nonetheless, Audi U.S. spokesman Mark Dahncke asserted that the power upgrade is meant to position the European TT RS in line with the car offered in the U.S. The TT RS had its launching after the debut of the hot coupe in Europe. That’s why its engine had already been modified.

Presently, the car’s rating is 360 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque in the U.S. but its output is just 335 hp and 332 lb-ft in Europe. The TT RS Plus received some mild engine updates just so it could be comparable to Europe’s car. Dahncke denied being aware of any plans to replace the rear seat from the TT RS.

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Audi Sport customer racing already has the successful R8 LMS but is now launching a new customer sport race vehicle, which is the racing variant of the Audi TT RS. The order books have been opened. An engine with an output of around 279 kW (380 HP) is powering this front-wheel drive TT RS, which was developed by quattro GmbH in tandem with Technical Development of AUDI AG for the SP4T class of the VLN Endurance Championship. The vehicle has been tested for around a year.

After class victory in June at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the testing phase concluded in a stunning performance at the 6-hour race on the toughest race track in the world at the end of August. This was the first pole position of a front-wheel drive vehicle in VLN’s history and overall victory ahead of rivals with higher power ratings.

Head of Audi Sport customer racing, Romolo Liebchen, stated that in the TT RS, Audi is producing the next attractive customer sport race vehicle available to interested teams.

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Audi may soon launch the so-called TT RS Plus Coupe Quattro 2.5, a more potent version of the RS Coupe Quattro that delivers 340hp, according to a leaked document published by WorldCarFans.

It’s believed that the new model can develop up to 360hp, giving it an extra 20hp that could lead to much higher performance levels if Audi also succeeds at reducing the car’s overall weight. Audi has not released the official details but the leaked document implies that the launch will probably take place this May.

It’s also highly likely that the new variation of the TT RS Coupe will be exclusively offered to the European market, as the U.S. already delivers 360hp even as power is provided by the same 2.5-liter TFSI turbocharged engine.

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Audi’s TT-RS sportscar debuted for the US market at the Chicago Auto Show. Audi has released the official details about the US version of the car, which will be getting a serious power boost and will be priced at around $60,000. When the TT-RS was launched in Europe over a year ago, it was quite successful.

The US version will get a 20hp boost, from an output of 340hp offered by the European variant. But the model will still be powered by the same 2.5-liter TFSI turbocharged engine with a common-rail system.

Performance figures will also be better than those for the European version, which can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mpg). According to a report from Car & Driver, the only gearbox option available at first will be the six-speed manual, and the sporty Recaro seats won’t even be offered in the U.S.

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It was eagerly anticipated for Audi to reveal the arrival date of the most powerful version of its small coupe but already, the TT-RS has been showcased at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. AutoGuide said that Audi Canada expects to pull a similar move this month at the Canadian International Auto Show before the sales start expected this year.

But then, the coupe is set to reach the U.S. in limited numbers. Audi chose to do this after its Facebook petition page gathered in excess of 11,500 signatures after only a month.

There are high hopes for the TT-RS as it isn’t just an upgraded model in Audi’s diversified lineup. The TTS came from the Audi AG Sport division but the RS model was developed by Quattro GmbH, the team who created the R8, RS4 and RS6.

Read the entire article Audi TT RS presented at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show before sales announcement

Audi announced today that the TT RS model will be available with a seven-speed dual-clutch S Tronic transmission. For those who don’t know, the TT RS was available until now only with a six-speed manual transmission, but things have changed and now the top-of-the-range TT model is available with the fuel-efficient S-Tronic.

According to Audi, the TT RS fitted with the S-Tronic gearbox achieves an average fuel consumption of just (27.67 US mpg) of fuel per 100 km and emits just 197 g/km (317.04 g/mile) of CO2.

Furthermore, the car can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.3 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph) – this restriction can be removed as an option.

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If yesterday it was just a rumor, today it became official: Audi will bring the TT RS Coupe to the United States market by the third quarter of 2011. Although the introduction of the TT RS was under consideration for several months, Audi launched an innovative survey on Facebook and no more than 11,500 fans expressed their enthusiasm for the Audi TT RS in just one month.

As a result, Audi concluded that it is the time to bring the new car in the United States.

For those who don’t know, the Audi TT RS is powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI, five-cylinder engine capable to generate 360 horsepower and an impressive 332 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission as well as quattro all-wheel drive.

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ABT Sportsline has given the Audi TT RS a new tuning package that boosts its output to 501hp. In comparison, the stock vehicle offers 340 hp while its previous package had gotten the output up to 420hp.

This latest tuning package, which is named the ABT POWER S, features what the previous one had and adds a new turbocharger. According to ABT’s press release, the “RS” in the Audi TT RS “now more than ever stands for Racing Sport” as it offers “driving enjoyment, sportiness and the feeling of DTM and ADAC GT Masters champions.”

The excellent driving characteristics and tuning of the ABT TT-RS is credited to Christian Abt. ABT sums up its new package as offering “maximum motorsport feeling with maximum everyday usability.” With a 500hp rating, it’s expected that the Coupe and the Cabrio versions of the TT RS will offer an astounding performance.

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It appears that Audi is consiedring the TT RS and the RS5 for the United States market. Still, to ignore the US market with these premium models, would not look good for the brand.

An insider in the company, however, said that there is a high probability of the TT-RS and RS5 getting into US showrooms. It has been a traditional strategy by Audi to stagger the launches of its models in order to maintain the excitement.

Since the TTS and updated S5 Coupe and the latest Cabrio have recently been opened, Audi does not want high-performing RS models to take away the spotlight from these vehicles, at least not yet.

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As part of the campaign for the new Audi TT RS, a new soundtrack has been commissioned to celebrate the distinctly different sound of its evocative new five-cylinder engine. The soundtrack was created entirely from sounds recorded on the move in the new sports car. The track features many high notes of its engine, reminiscent of the World Rally Championship quattros of the 80s.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Audi UK's advertising partner since 1982, conceived the track entitled 'Die Funf Zylinder' or 'The Five Cylinder'. We have musician Neil Barnes, from Leftfield, and Nic Rapaccioli, a DJ also involved with the band, to thank for the composition.

They captured sounds that are similar to the effects and instruments from electronic music by recording the car performing a multitude of maneuvers and running at different speeds. The TT RS campaign also features a press advert, art directed to look like an album cover. The execution, currently running in motoring magazines, directs readers to the Audi UK web site and to a mobile site to download the track.

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Turbochargers and timing drive systems for the Audi TT RS and its new 2.5l five cylinder inline gasoline engine will be provided by BorgWarner, which is known for specializing in advanced turbocharger technology. With this unit, the TT RS will be able to maintain fuel consumption at about 25.5 mpg (9.2 liters/100 km) and will be able to accelerate from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.

In a release, Tim Manganello, BorgWarner CEO, said that several years ago, Audi was the first to combine gasoline direct injection with turbocharging in volume production and that today, Audi is again setting new standards in performance and driving.

To integrate BorgWarner's advanced technologies with Audi's powerful new engines, BorgWarner worked with the engineers from Audi's quattro. Their target was to develop a turbocharger with special geometry and low weight. They achieved this by adapting the manifold and turbine cross-sections. To obtain high efficiency, a relatively large compressor impeller was utilized. The timing drive system manages the increased loads caused by turbocharged engines.

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A five-cylinder engine will be under the hood of the new Audi TT RS, which would be available either as a coupé or roadster. This TFSI powerplant – a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with FSI direct gasoline injection – could develop up to 250 kW (340 bhp) in output and 450 Nm (331.90 lb.-ft.) of torque, or a specific output of 100.8 kW (137.1 bhp) per liter.

The new Audi TT RS – which comes with a quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis – has become a well-designed high-performance sports car. It is not the first time that Audi made use of high-powered five-cylinder gasoline engines.

Among them was the turbocharged 2.1-liter engine in the Audi quattro. Audi launched the first version in 1980, developing 147 kW (200 bhp). One notable five-cylinder was the motorsport-inspired Sport quattro in 1984, providing 225 kW (306 bhp) in output.

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