Audi's New 400-Horsepower TT RS Is Everyone You Want To Happen In A Sports Car [Full Specs]

Apr 26, 2016 06:00 AM EDT | Vanessa Doctor

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Audi recently unveiled the new Audi TT RS. The sports car features 400 horsepower, premium performance, an aesthetic design and state-of-the-art technology.

The Audi TT RS was introduced at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, which is all-new and the ultimate version of the performance coupe.

Mashable reports that the TT RS is a step up from the Audi TT S. The new sports car possesses a 2.5-liter 400-horsepower five-cylinder engine. The car also produces 354 pound-feet of torque with its powerful unit. The engine was meticulously made to offer smooth and comfortable rides.

According to Digital Trends, the car features the quattro all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The Audi TT RS will be available in two forms – coupe and convertible. The coupe model can reportedly accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds, while the convertible can move from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds. The top speed of the units is 155mph, although Audi can increase it to 173mph upon customer’s request.

The Audi TT RS offers great handling with its upgraded suspension system and brakes. There are also optional adaptive magnetic dampers that set the firmness quickly by introducing an electric current via fluid containing metallic particles. The Audi Drive Select control system lets drivers adjust various settings. The all-new vehicle also includes bigger air intakes, a big rear spoiler that gives it a more dominant appearance and oval exhaust outlets. The RS is the first series-production Audi model to showcase theAudi Matrix OLED technology. The new feature is currently available on the taillights, although U.S. units may not include it yet due to regulatory issues.


The interior of the car also showcases premium-quality materials. The TT RS has an Alcantara-covered multifunctional steering wheel that resembles suede, quilted leather seats, and a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display on front of the driver, which serves both as an infotainment system and instrument cluster.

The special screen is available for the TT RS that pays special attention to the tachometer and provides vital driving information like g-forces and tire pressure. The huge display also shows the vehicle speed, multimedia, engine revs and more with a Google Earth navigation background. The sports car also includes onboard Wi-Fi and wireless inductive smartphone charging.

Audi revealed that the TT RS Coupe will be priced at nearly $75,000, while the TT RS Convertible will cost around $78,000. The sports car may arrive in Europe in fall 2016, and in the U.S. in 2017.

More updates and details are expected soon.

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