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Within Audi, the letters "RS" are a giveaway of a car with otherworldly levels of power and all-around performance. Yet even in such company, the Audi TT RS manages to carve out a niche of exclusivity. It begins with a body that's both iconic and iconoclastic, while concealing an innovative ASF® aluminum space frame that saves considerable weight. The theme continues with a six-speed manual transmission for the most visceral connection between man and machine, then reaches a zenith with a five-cylinder engine that's been turbocharged for an exhilarating 360 horsepower. Taken as a whole, the Audi TT RS is the car meant for drivers looking for an unparalleled combination of speed, character, and with less than 1,000 examples destined for production, rarity.
True to its Audi Sport heritage, the TT RS comes well-prepared for serious driving -- and does so in its own way. A lowered sport suspension keeps the body hunkered down to the road, further enhanced by Audi magnetic ride technology that allows for further stiffening on demand. Tenacious 255/35R19 performance tires* sit at every corner, working in concert with the class-exclusive** Audi quattro®quattro®Audi quattro® permanent all-wheel drive, has had over a 30-year-long tradition.quattro® all-wheel drive system to deliver outstanding roadholding. The refreshingly pure manual transmission features short throws through its six speeds, and with a one-of-a-kind five-cylinder engine pumping out 360 turbocharged horses, the TT RS can blast to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, a segment-leading*** figure that leaves plenty of driving machines looking far less ultimate.
As surely as the Audi TT has an appearance shared by no other automobile, the TT RS wears a wardrobe marking it as the king of this hill. Sharp, substantial 19" 5-arm-rotor design wheels fill the corners (showcasing amply-sized vented disc brakesBrakesA vehicle's brakes must be matched to its power, weight, and top speed. Brakes ), and can be ordered in a titanium or black finish. Up front, the Audi Singleframe® grille comes filled in with an all-black diamond mesh design, letting the LED daytime running lights and aluminum-optic mirrors stand out all that much more. At the rear, the TT RS replaces the subtle spoiler of the standard TT with a pronounced wing that creates downforce to help keep the car planted at higher speeds. Topped off with muscular bumpersBumpersThe energy-absorbing bumper system can withstand minor parking impacts at speeds not exceeding 5 mph without any significant damage.Bumpers , flared rocker panels, and dual oval exhaust tips, these differences mark the Audi TT RS as one sports car not to be messed with.
As one would expect of an Audi, the interior of the TT RS exhibits rich materials on every surface and controls that respond firmly to the touch, with just enough variation to suit its sporting nature. The dash, doors, and headliner come strictly in jet black, counterbalanced by a host of genuine aluminum trim pieces that add just the right degree of flash. Silk Nappa leather covers the seat surfaces (with Fine Nappa leather available in a bi-color finish), and both front occupants enjoy ten ways of power adjustment. The signature Audi flat-bottom steering wheel comes with a thicker rim for RS duty to create a sportier feel, and the driver information system caters to the enthusiast with a lap timer and digital speed display.
In the Audi TT RS, safetySafetySee active safety and passive safety.Safety takes as high a priority as speed or style. Six airbags, including two at knee-level, help keep occupants protected from the front and sides, while Electronic Stability Control helps secure your intended path at all times.* In the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.**