Early this year, Audi mentioned that the company will reveal a more powerful Audi TT at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. If you are one of those who are eager to know what Audi have for us, you can stop waiting because the German auto company has officially revealed the most powerful TT variant ahead of its debut in Geneva next month and it is known as the TT RS Plus.
Audi has made the TT RS into something like a baby R8; compact and fast. Under the hood is the same 2.5 litre turbocharged engine used in the normal TT RS model but it has been tuned to generate almost 360bhp with a torque of 465Nm. That is an increase of around 20bhp and 15Nm of torque. It is said that Audi is looking to challenge this model with rival cars like the Porsche Boxster S.
The car is available in both coupe and roadster versions and potential buyers of the TT RS Plus have the choice of either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (S-tronic). The dual clutch transmission comes installed with a launch control function. The car also gets the company’s all wheel drive system, Quattro, which is operated via a multi plate clutch.
For the coupe version, the car does the century sprint in 4.1 seconds if equipped with the S-tronic transmission (4.3 seconds for manual). In roadster form, the car does the same in 4.2 seconds for the dual clutch option and 4.4 seconds with the manual transmission.
Audi has included several features to differentiate the TT RS Plus from a normal TT RS. Firstly, the rotor-shaped 19 inch wheels are painted black with contrasting red trimmings. Next, the side mirrors housing are made from carbon fibre. The large single frame grille is finished in polished anthracite and its trim is finished in matte aluminium.
At the rear, the oval tipped dual exhausts are finished in black, while parts of the rear diffuser are given a matte aluminium look. In the interior department, TT RS badges adorn various items like the sport steering wheel, instrument gauges and front sport seats.
More details, such as pricing and availability, will be released once Audi displays the car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month.
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