Audi introduces the all-new Audi TT RS range
From the current trends in the Audi market, it’s easy to notice that Audi doesn’t make as many RS badged cars as they use, but that may be changing in 2021 as Audi has an exciting range of RS models lined up. So, seeing an RS car on the road certainly worth all the attention it gets. In 2009, Audi introduced the RS version of the Audi TT, giving the TT an edgier and sportier look than before. Over the years Audi has certainly done a tremendous job in making sure that the TT RS stays a hot and in-demand coupe. In 2020, Audi has gone the further mile by introducing an all-new facelifted TT RS that offers an even bolder and dynamic look.
The outside of the TT RS certainly looks more meaner than before. In the front, we have an aluminum grille with a matt black Singleframe. The quattro logo is now in a matt titanium-look can be seen positioned in the lower section of the grille. Additional radiators can be seen behind the typical RS honeycomb grille. There is also a front spoiler, that gives the TT RS a unique sporty presence. The exterior mirror frames are now also available in matte aluminium look and gloss black.
At the rear, we have a newly designed fixed rear wing with side winglets. The RS gets its typical two large oval exhaust tailpipes with an RS-specific diffusor.
LED headlights will come standard. While the Matrix OLED reversing lights (organic light-emitting diode) with a 3D design will now come standard too. The OLED reversing lights come in full swing, once the ignition is switched on.
In terms of colour choices, the TT RS will be available in nine different colours and will include the new RS-specific colour Kyalami Green. If requested, the matt aluminum and gloss black styling packages will be available, which certainly helps to highlight the blade and rear wing. There is also extended gloss black styling package for those who want their TT RS to be more distinctive. In this package, the Audi rings and TT RS model logo come in black and will be featured on the front and rear as an option.
Under the hood of the Audi TT RS is the all-favourite 2.5 TFSI engine. The 2.5 TFSI engine always been praised and has even received the “International Engine of the Year Award” for the ninth consecutive time, so changing it, wasn’t an option This five-cylinder, 294 kW output, 480 Nm of torque, quattro all-wheel drive Coupé does an impressive sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds. In typical RS form, the TT RS will be powered by a seven-speed S tronic transmission. There will be four driving modes available ranging from comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual.
The interior of the new TT RS is just as impressive as its exterior. It features RS sport seats with a honeycomb pattern in Fine Nappa leather (with blue, red or black stitching) as well as the RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims, and selector levers to emphasize its sporty character. It comes standard with the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen that provides information on tire pressure, torque, and g-forces. The new RS design package will get added colours such as Tango Red or Turbo Blue highlights to the car, on the air vent doors, seat belts, and floor mats with the RS logo.
Of course, the Audi TT RS will come with Audi’s fine technology upgrades. Including the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch including free text search and natural language voice control. The Audi smartphone interface connects smartphones with the TT RS and can stream content seamlessly to the Audi virtual cockpit.
The Coupé and Roadster will be available at all Audi Sport Dealerships across South Africa. The price for the Coupé is R1,062,000, while The Roadster starts at R1,113,500, this is will inclusive of VAT and all taxes, and will come standard with a five year and/or 100 000 KM Audi Freeway Plan.