AUDI officially unveiled its 2010 TT RS range recently at the Geneva Motor Show.
The TT RS will have a turbocharged 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder motor, which is Audi’s first five-cylinder engine in ten years. Cranking out 340 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, the TT should hit 0 to 60mph in under 5 seconds.
The TT will also employ Audi’s permanent all-wheel-drive quattro system and a six-speed manual gearbox, though the DSG dual-clutch system will also be available as an option. Expect sporty styling with unique large-diameter wheels, alloy-effect door mirrors, aggressive bumpers, RS badges on the brakes and sill extension.
Although the TT RS will be the highest-performing TT ever, expect the German two-door — which will be available as a coupe and roadster — to return 24 mpg.
While the exterior of the RS appears similar to the S model, there are a few subtle differences. The TT-RS forgoes the S’ fog lights in order to accommodate larger air intakes, allowing for better airflow to the engine. In addition, the RS also sports bigger wheels and brakes. Out back are a set of oval exhaust outlets, a signature design cue for Audi’s performance range of vehicles.