Audi has announced the revealing of the supercharged version of the Audi TT RS sports coupe of the third-generation would be held in 2017. This top-end modification is currently undergoing final test driving on public roads on the North Loop of the Nürburgring. The novelty is going to have an updated look and a powerful turbocharged engine, providing this compact coupe with an excellent dynamic performance.
Spy shots and videos of the hidden and updated Audi TT RS test mule have been taken. Visually, the new product is characterized by the upgraded exhaust system and a reduced ground clearance.
According to the car designers, the supercharged version of the Audi TT model will receive an updated aerodynamic package, the development of which was carried out with the use of computer technology. The coupe will have a more aggressive and unmistakable exterior of the sports version of the car due to the new front and rear bumpers of the model.
According to unconfirmed information, the new sports coupe Audi TT RS will be powered by a 2.5 liters turbocharged five-cylinder engine. The Audi experts have developed this powertrain for several years, using the most modern technologies. Such a relatively small power motor is now able to produce 400 horsepower, providing the Audi TT RS easy coupe with the real hurricane acceleration.
The sprint of the new Audi TT RS from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour will be achieved in less than 4 seconds and it will go on to reach a top speed of 280 kilometers per hour. The use of the multiple automatic and traction control systems will accomplish the dynamics and positive impact on the safety performance of the model.
It’s safe to say that this supercharged version of the Audi TT will compete with the best Italian supercars in speed.
It is already known, that the new car will get the sports robotic DQ500 Direct Shift Gearbox. This new generation of the Audi DSG, providing excellent engine power transmission, enables a rapid gear shifting in the semi-automatic operation greatly.
Currently, the transmission is mounted on the Audi RS3 Sportback car. The seven-speed automatic double-clutch allows the driver to feel confident in dense urban traffic flow as well as while driving at high speed blur down country roads. On assurances of German Audi experts, the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with a modification of the powertrain will be able to realize its full dynamic potential.
The updated design of the coupe
The changes in the exterior of the new coupe will be rather insignificant. The fresh aerodynamic package would help to give the car a sporty and dynamic look. The front headlights will be redesigned with an installation of improved LED-optics. This will increase the safety of driving in the dark. An Unmistakable unique emblem will also appear on the surface of the hood, which will help to easily identify the updated sports modification.
Changes in the vehicle interior
Any radical upgrades in the interior should not be expected. There must be new variants of the interior design colors and upgraded sport seats. While the instrument panel, a center console and a rocker selector lever remain unchanged. It must be said, that the quality of materials, used in the decoration and the ergonomics of even the basic version of the predecessor, is on top.
The price and the date of the purchase process beginning
There is no information about the date, when the new Audi TT RS modification will be confirmed for the market. We only know that the novelty will appear in the dealer showrooms only in 2017. The new version of the coupe will be represented in Russian dealers’ showrooms, along with the world debut.
There is no available information referring to the cost of the Audi TT RS today. Judging on the previous generation of the supercharged version, it was estimated 15 thousand Euros more expensive than the base Audi TT model. Perhaps, the similar price level for the new TT RS modification will remain.