The German tuners from MTM have developed a performance package for the new Audi TT RS. Although the stock version doesn’t need much more from the 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo that outputs 340hp (250kW) 450Nm of torque, allowing it to go naught to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds, the improved engine control unit (ECU) and the new exhaust system with innovative middle and end pipes with throttle valves fixed, have managed to squeeze up to 84 more horsies taking it to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds on its way to a max speed of 297 km/h. Add the new set of MTM sport wheels (19″ and 20″) and it’s not a bad deal, eh?
Not sure about you but if I were to live in Russia I’d genuinely fear for my Audi TT from being stolen. I do agree there are car alarms, GPS systems to track your car when it goes missing or whatever other technologies you may think of, but to be honest none can compare to actually putting a leopard inside to guard it for you. And when you consider that it’s much more fun having the leopard riding with its head over the window, it’s also safe to assume that no carjacker will have the guts to steal your wallet while at the stop light. Now if that’d be legit in South Africa …
The Audi TT RS is a very capable machine — courtesy of the Audi Quattro technology — but ABT Sportsline begs to differ, hence why the companu has come up with their own version of the Quattro platform. ABT Sportsline has been in this business for fifty years so we have no other choice but to trust what they present. The wicked tuners have integrated the regular 5 cylinder engine with an air cooler and optimized the engine electronics to raise the power from 340 to 420hp. Because of that, the Abt Audi TT RS dashes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds with an overall top-speed of 282km/h. We’re already drooling over driving one …
Sportec is ready with its Stage One performance upgrade for the upcoming Audi TT RS. The engineers at Sportec ceased the opportunity of a performance upgrade after analyzing the new engine’s data. Consequently the ECU has been remapped to increase power and torque. A standard engine produces 340hp at 5,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 450Nm at 1,600rpm. The upgrades help the 2.5-litre five-cylinder increase the engine output to 405hp at 5,800rpm and torque to 544Nm at 2,650rpm. This helps the car pelt from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds making it as potent as the Porsche Panamera S or the older BMW M5 (E39). Not bad, eh?
Although we were expecting to see a turbocharged R8 that was able to “fly”, the Germans from Audi only unveiled their 2010 Audi TT RS. Nothing short of breathtaking, the motorsport inspired TT RS packs aturbocharged direct injected 2.5-liter five-cylinder that outputs 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, should be available both as a coupe and a roadster and should do 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Performance oriented, lightweight thanks to its largely aluminum body and featuring state of the art technology that includes Audi’s permanent all-wheel-drive quattro system and a six-speed manual gearbox, the exclusive ride impresses with those unique large-diameter wheels, alloy-effect door mirrors, aggressive bumpers, RS badges on the brakes and sill extensions. Expected to hit the European market in the second half of 2009 we can only wait that tiger to roar … [via LeftLane]
When Audi released the new TT they were pretty happy with their two coupe and covertible models. However, the market demanded for something better, and they had to schedule Audi TT-S and TT-RS to be released soon.
I managed to get my eyes on some Audi TT-S Roadster spy shots to see that it now looks much more aggressive thanks to a beautiful front grille, LEDs under the headlamps or the four exhaust pipes in the rear. It’s supposed to have 270hp from a 3.2 quatro engine (350Nm torque) with S-Tronic, a stiffer suspension and should sell for $42,900. The RS however, will be powered by a 5-cylinder engine that sports 308hp and should cost $45,900.