Audi has unleashed the all-new 2017 Audi TT RS at the Beijing Auto Show featuring an all new 5 cylinder engine that produces around 400 horsepower.
New Audi TT RS 2017
The new Audi TT RS comes in both Coupe and Roadster form, both of packing the same drive-train. It uses a newly made 2.5 liter 5 cylinder petrol engine that is turbocharged to produce 395 hp and 354 lb ft of torque.
The motor is coupled to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that sends power to all four wheels thanks to Quattro tech. The car also uses aluminum instead of steel, which makes it lighter. All of that helps propel the Audi TT RS from 0 – 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155mph, but that limiter can be removed to make the car do 174mph.
The styling is also bold, with big wheels, a front splitter, fixed rear wing, 10mm lowered and firmer suspension, beefier wheel arches, and other notable RS cues. The roadster is a little heavier than the coupe version.
The interior of the Audi TT RS features aluminum or carbon trim with RS logos everywhere, a sporty steering taken straight off the new R8. There’s an all-digital cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen that provides all essential details to the driver, such as torque, g-forces, tire pressure, rpm, and more.
The infotainment system is pretty good as well, thanks to Audi Connect, which provides a Wi-Fi hotspot to the passengers. There’s a lot more that the car can do, and in the Roadster version, the microphones are embedded into the seat belts. The console also features an inductive charger for smartphones and tablets with wireless charging.
There you have it, the new 2017 Audi TT RS is finally both stylish and powerful, a tough competitor for the Porsche 718 Cayman S. The Coupe version is priced at 66,400 Euros, whereas the Roadster will cost you 69,200 Euros. The car will be available for purchase in fall 2016.