Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster

Audi Rushes the 2016 Beijing Auto Show with the 2017 TT RS

How do you stand out at the Beijing Auto Show where it seems everyone is showing off a new vehicle? In the case of Audi, you bring the hottest TT.

Meet the 2017 TT RS which debuted at the Beijing Auto Show today. Offered in a coupe and roadster, the TT RS marks the next-generation of the RS family.

Under the TT RS' hood is a new turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder with 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the last-generation TT RS, the turbo 2.5L features 40 more horsepower and 11 more pound-feet. This comes paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and quattro all-wheel drive. It is said this engine will sit under the hood of the upcoming RS3 sedan.

In terms of performance, Audi says the TT RS coupe can hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. The roadster is slightly slower, taking 3.9 seconds to hit 62 mph. Interestingly, the TT RS coupe is only 0.2 seconds slower than the R8 V10 (3.5 seconds). Top speed is limited to 155 mph. But you can option for the limiter to be removed, increasing top speed to 174 mph.

Other mechanical changes include a 10 mm drop for the suspension, larger brakes, and a set of 19-inch wheels. Optional includes a sport suspension with adaptive dampers, carbon-ceramic brake discs, and 20-inch wheels.

The exterior features an aggressive body kit with larger front air vents, side skirts, carbon fiber mirror caps, fixed rear wing, and oval exhaust tips. The interior features sport seats and the engine start button on the steering wheel.

Audi says the TT RS will go on sale in Europe this fall. No word as to when the U.S. will get it, but it would be safe to assume sometime next year.

Pic Credit: Audi


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