William Maley

Audi News: 2017 Audi TT RS Boasts 400 Horsepower

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Audi chose the Beijing Auto Show to reveal the 2017 TT RS family. Offered in coupe and roadster, the TT RS boasts a new 2.5L TFSI five-cylinder engine with 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Compared the old TT RS, the 2.5L boasts 40 more horsepower and 11 more pound-feet. This engine only comes paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive.

 

The TT RS coupe can hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds while the roadster does it in 3.9 seconds. Here is an interesting fact, the TT RS coupe is only 0.2 seconds slower than the current Audi R8 to 62 mph. Top speed stands at 155 mph, but can be increased to 174 mph through an option that removes the limiter.

 

The suspension has been lowered by 10 millimeters and you can option a set of adaptive dampers with magnetic ride technology. 19-inch wheels and a set large brakes come standard. A set of 20-inch wheels and carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs are on the options list.

 

Outside, the TT RS features a more aggressive body kit with larger air vents on the bumper, rear wing, side skirts, and carbon fiber side mirrors.

 

Audi will launch the TT RS this fall in Europe. No word when we'll see it in North America, but it would be safe to assume it would be sometime next year.

 


 

Source: Audi

 

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Clearly family tweaked to match the rest of the auto line up. Not a fan of these 5 cylinder turbo motors with high HP and lower torque. To much proof that you can have lighter engines with better Torque and equal HP. DOHC design just does not win me over. Reason why I have never been won over as a fan of asian auto's for the most part. Same with Euro auto's, while I like some of the body styles, not a fan of most Euro engines.

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