The hotter version of the potent Audi TT RS Coupe is headed for South Africa in Q4 of 2019 with a more dynamic appearance. Herewith the details…
The range-topping Audi TT RS Coupe is a scintillating piece of machinery and the Ingolstadt-based firm has now revised the high-performance model, giving it a more commanding presence on the road.
Michael-Julius Renz, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH said, "The new TT RS is in absolute peak form, like a well-trained athlete, it showcases even more prominently how much power lies beneath its muscular outer skin."
The updated TT RS features more aggressive-looking styling details while retaining its 294 kW turbocharged 2.5-litre engine.
The front-end has been revised and features the matt-titanium quattro emblem sitting on the lower section of the single-frame grille in matt black while the lateral air intakes are now larger, creating a wider appearance than before. Additional radiators behind the RS honeycomb grille serve to enhance cooling.
The edgy look is further accentuated with a continuous spoiler painted in body colour as standard but is also offered in a matt aluminum finish or in gloss black. A gloss black inlay is also now seen in the side sills and the mirror housing can be had in either body colour, matt aluminium look, gloss black or carbon.
The rear-end sports a fixed wing with side winglets as well as an RS-specific diffuser with vertical elements and large oval exhaust tailpipes.
LED headlights will be offered as standard while Matrix LED headlights and Matrix OLED reversing lights will be offered as an option.
The TT RS will be offered in 8 colours including the new Kyalami Green, Pulse Orange and Turbo Blue. A number of individualisation options will also be available to customers.
The driver-focused interior features fine RS sports seats as well as Audi's now familiar Virtual Cockpit.
The driver is cosseted in Alcantara RS sports seats (Nappa leather optional) with the cabin focused on the driver. Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit takes pride of place while the multifunction steering wheel is equipped with shift paddles as well as engine start and Audi drive select buttons. In terms of infotainment, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, voice control, free text search and WiFi capability will be on offer. The TT RS is also fitted with a 680 W Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The TT RS will retain its potent 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine offering 294 kW and 480 Nm of torque. Equipped with quattro all-wheel drive and a 7-speed S tronic transmission, the TT RS will accelerate from zero to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 kph.
The Audi TT RS will land in SA in Q4 of 2019 and we will keep you updated as soon as local pricing details become available.