Audi has taken the wraps off one of the fastest TT models ever to enter series production. The all-new, second-generation TT RS has made its global debut today in both Coupé and Roadster variations at the Beijing motor show.
The refreshed model will become the first Audi to be powered by a newly-developed five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI engine, which produces 395 bhp and 354 lb-ft between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission.
Complete with launch control and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, the Coupé accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, the Roadster in 3.9 seconds – the latter weighing 90 kg more. Top speed for both is listed at 174 mph.
External design changes have also improved aerodynamics, resulting in a lower cd value of 0.32 for the Coupé and 0.33 for the Roadster.
While 19-inch cast wheels will come as standard, 20-inch forged wheels in a 7-spoke rotor design will be made available as an added option.
In the UK, first deliveries of the new TT RS are expected at the end of this year. Audi’s UK market is currently the largest worldwide in terms of overall TT sales, accounting for almost 50 per cent of all European orders.