Audi TT RS Plus For Australia ? Yes PLEASE

My Drive | Even more powerful, even faster, even more dynamic: meet the Audi TT RS plus. This compact sports car, in both Coupé and Roadster versions, stands out for its awe-inspiring performance. Its power-boosted five-cylinder turbo delivers 265 kW, sufficient for a top speed of 280 km/h. The 2.5-litre TFSI in the Audi TT RS plus is a high-performance engine. Compared with the engine on which it is based, this turbocharged direct-injection unit delivers 15 kW more power. It produces 465 Nm of torque, 15 Nm more than before. Customers can choose between a manual six-speed transmission and the seven-speed S tronic with its lightning-fast gearshifts. The dual-clutch transmission comes with a launch control function which optimizes acceleration from a standing start. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which operates with a multi-plate clutch, transfers engine power to the road in supreme style.

The TT RS plus unites dynamics and efficiency in a most impressive way. Against the backdrop of the five-cylinder engine’s characteristic roaring and growling, the Coupé with S tronic catapults from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.3 seconds). The Roadster completes the same exercise in 4.2 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.4 seconds). Top speed is limited to 280 km/h for all versions of the car. The Coupé with S tronic uses an average of just 8.5 litres of fuel per 100 km; the Roadster uses 8.6 litres per 100 km. Alongside numerous efficiency-improving measures, these top figures are due primarily to the extremely lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF) bodies made of aluminium at the front and sheet steel at the rear. The Coupé with manual transmission, including quattro drive, weighs just 1,450 kilograms; its power-to-weight ratio is 5.5 kilograms per kilowatt.

The high-performance brake system is able to cope with the engine’s power at all times. Four-piston fixed calipers in conjunction with perforated brake disks are installed on the front axle. The Audi TT RS plus is fitted with 19-inch cast wheels of five-arm “Rotor” design; they are painted black with contrasting red rim flanges. The wheels are fitted with 255/35 tyres. The adaptive damping system known as Audi magnetic ride is also available. A large, fixed rear wing increases downforce at the back of the car. The Singleframe radiator grille also sets the Audi TT RS plus apart visually: Its diamond-pattern mesh is in highly polished anthracite, its trim frame has a matt aluminium-look finish. The housings of the exterior mirrors are made of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The dual-branch sport exhaust system has black oval tailpipe trims. A sound flap further intensifies the sound of the engine. The Carbon design package gives the engine compartment a more exclusive look. The knob on the gear or selector lever features an aluminium-look trim ring and a TT RS plus badge.

Audi Australia is currently evaluating the TT RS plus for the Australian market.

My Drive | Audi RS TT Plus

My Drive | Audi RS TT Plus

My Drive | Audi RS TT Plus

My Drive | Audi RS TT Plus

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