Audi’s 400 PS TT RS Goes On Sale In The UK, Starts From £51,800

The most powerful Audi TT ever to enter series production, the TT RS, is getting ready to touch UK soil in November, two months after it will go on sale in Europe’s right-hand drive market.

Available from £51,800 ($68,700) as a Coupe and £53,550 ($71,020) as a Roadster, the all-new model that celebrated its premiere at the Beijing Motor show earlier this year has dropped 26 kg (57 lbs) over its predecessor and uses a newly-developed 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder with the brand’s Valvelift technology and dual injection.

The unit is 17 percent more powerful than the previous generation, upping the output from 340 PS (335 HP) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque to an impressive 400 PS (394 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. This translates into a naught to sixty-two miles per hour (100 km/h) sprint made in 3.7 seconds in the Coupe and 3.9 seconds in the Roadster. Top speed is electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km/h) in both versions, but it can be raised to 174 mph (280 km/h) with the optional Dynamic Package Plus.

Power is channeled to the brand’s Quattro all-wheel drive system through a seven-speed S tronic transmission, whose weight has been reduced by around 2 kg (4.4 lbs). Its shift characteristics can be tailored to the user’s requirements through the Audi Drive Select adaptive dynamics system, which offers Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual modes.

Audi offers the new TT RS with a choice of nine standard colors, which can be combined with optional matt aluminum and gloss black styling packages. Making the sports car even more expensive is a set of 20-inch wheels, offered at an extra cost on top of the standard 19-inch ones, and the Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) taillights, which make their Audi series production debut on the TT RS, and are available as an alternative to the standard LED rear lights.

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  • fabri99

    It’s probably a good car, but there are many cars I’d rather have in that price range.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      And frankly, I think I like the older car’s styling better.

      • fabri99

        Yup, the latest gen. TT was much better looking. I like the new one too, it’s sharp, but not special enough to look at. Lazy design is a thing that really bugs me. It doesn’t cost more to make a car that looks good.

    • chumaxa .

      Possibly good on paper,likely boring as possible behind the sterring wheel, its their market, but still…

      • Matt

        Idk how it would be boring. Yes, compared to alot of ots competition the ttrs would be more boring in one way or another against the cayman, corvette, f type, c63 and m4. Those are more exciting in that they either have better handling, road feel, power, weight distribution or rwd. But that does not mean the ttrs wouldnt be a very fun car to drive on its own. Ok its similar and the same weight as the golf r but with 100hp more, a better engine and a better sounding one too but the r isnt touted as boring. Granted it costs $20k more but a 3280lb, 390hp awd coupe is not going to be a bad time. You pay a premium for design (which ive warmed up to like more then gen2) and for fit and finish. Theres many awesome sports cars you can get for the price right now and while the rs wouldnt be my pick, i bet anything id still enjoy the hell.out of it if i had one.

    • Vassilis

      But that 3.7 is astonishing. It destroys pretty much anything on the road. Only cars 2 and 3 times its price can beat it. It should also corner well. It may not be much fun to drive but if it’s so quick I can forgive it.

      • fabri99

        Yeah sure, but I’m worried the car dynamic abilities might not be just as good. I don’t know how much a basic Cayman costs in UK, but I think you could get one for 50k. So yes, despite having a lot less power, I’d have that. At least I’m sure I’ll have a great time in it, all the time.

        • Vassilis

          I see your side but I don’t know… it’s so quick!

  • Six_Tymes

    the one problem I have with this RS is, its Late to the party. This should have been released at least a year ago or more.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Maybe so but it does kind of come in time to revive interest in the TT.

    • Vassilis

      It’s actually in line with Audi’s RS release timeline. I think all of them get released 2-3 years after the base model is.

  • SteersUright

    Audi should just make a mini R8, a smaller 300hp, beautiful, mid-engine car to compete with the Boxster. This thing, with its front weight bias, strange looks and bland interior only has one thing going for it, the uniqueness of its engine. But this engine deserves a better home to play in. Also, the price is outrageous for a TT, even a super TT.

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