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  • Sep 14, This new Audi TT RS, with its five-pot motor full of rally heritage and off-beat The top-spec TT is more efficient than before and extremely fast.

    Aug 4, The new Audi TT Coupe and Roadster change all of that, TTS or the not- confirmed-but-totally-coming ish-horsepower TT RS.

    The high-performance TT-RS will have a similar fate, even though Audi unveiled the beefed-up coupe at the Beijing Auto Show. It's been a full year since.

    The top-spec TT is more efficient than before and extremely fast — only a few tenths of a second behind an R8 from a standstill, thanks to a claimed class-leading power-to-weight ratio of bhp per tonne. Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC. On the road where the desire to get creative with slip angles is lessened, the TT RS is an absolute blast point-to-point. Bringing you down from maximum velocity are mm brake discs up front with eight-piston calipers, and smaller mm monoblocs out back. At least the wheel itself, with the starter button right on it, is a nice piece.

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    It is a sports car, after all. Yes, it most definitely is, because a sports car can and should be bubbly and fun to drive. Off the bat, the TT RS wins a place in your heart with its cheeky looks and the inline-five Audi nostalgia factor, regardless of what its track aspirations might be.

    Even its power and torque characteristics from its 2. Audi engineers showed us the numbers. The TT, on the other hand, is sometimes considered little more than a lower, curvier Audi A3—and its high-performance RS variant is typecast as a try-hard budget take on its supercar big brother.

    Is this its chance to break free? For , TT RS was also given a comprehensive do-over in a bid to sharpen its skills. None of it detracts from the classic good looks of the TT. Same goes for the interior; the design remains striking but simple, with the Audi Virtual Cockpit concentrating a lavish display of information in the instrument cluster.

    Still powered by a 2. It sheds almost 40 pounds, while getting a horsepower boost to hp and lb-ft of torque, routed through a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.

    Located right behind the steering wheel, the so-called Audi Virtual Cockpit serves up as much -- or as little -- info as you want while driving. Fans of inline-fives love warbling engine notes; here, the TT RS does not disappoint. Putting the transmission into sport mode nets quick and crisp shifts, so all you need to do to enjoy the best of the car and drink in that engine note is press your right foot down a little more. We get to drive the TT RS for a few laps at Circuito del Jarama in Madrid, where a couple of tight corners and quick rises give the Quattro all-wheel-drive system a workout.

    Its capability is especially evident while punching it in launch-control mode on wet pavement. But opting for the Dynamic Plus package will swap that for a lower ride and stiffer fixed-rate steel springs—as well as ceramic front brakes and a top speed of mph up from a standard Audi says the fixed-rate springs are somewhere between the normal and dynamic settings offered on the magnetic ride cars, which seems like a fair assessment after driving both.

    TT RS-exclusive exterior modifications are tasteful: Brakes, too, are a question mark. At least the wheel itself, with the starter button right on it, is a nice piece. Audi engineers say the settings represent the best compromise between feedback and ease of use. To us, this sounds like Audi set out to make a sharp road car rather than civilizing a machine designed from the start with track-rat aspirations in mind.

    Because of that, however, the new performance range-topper seems destined to remain a runner-up for those who value precise reflexes over everything else. Fortunately, the motor is there to carry the day. When it comes to the TT RS, we suspect Audi set out to make a sharp road car rather than civilizing a machine designed from the start with track-rat aspirations in mind Photo by Audi.

    Maybe it comes down to calibrating your expectations appropriately before making the call. Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site. Cherry Blossom Honey Little Trees failed to save these cars from the crusher. A charming caricature of a modern supercar Don't overthink Audi's junior performance coupe -- just get out and drive it September 26, Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email.



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