The new Audi TT RS plus will cost from £48,945 when it goes on sale in the UK in the summer
1 May 2012

The new Audi TT RS plus will cost from £48,945 when it goes on sale in the UK in the summer. It will be sold in right-hand-drive format.

The new flagship TT features a 20bhp power boost over the standard RS model – now up to 355bhp – and an 11lb ft increase in torque at 343lb ft.

With the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the 0-62mph dash is dispatched in 4.1sec (down from 4.3sec) for the coupé and 4.2sec (from 4.4sec) for the roadster. Fitted with the six-speed manual ‘box both body variants add 0.1sec to the 0-62mph sprint time.

Top speed for both the coupé and the roadster is also raised from 155mph to 174mph. Audi claims that the new TT RS plus will achieve 33.2mpg and 32.8mpg for the coupé and roadster respectively.

Changes to the exterior compared with the standard RS model include 19-inch titanium-look alloys (up from 18-inch wheels), a matte aluminium surround and polished mesh grille, carbonfibre wing mirror housings and black oval tailpipe trims. A sports exhaust system is also a standard fitment. Inside the TT RS plus cabin, equipment comprises sat-nav and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. A TT RS plus logo also features on the car’s gear knob.

Kabeer Mahajan

Our Verdict

Audi RS TT

The Audi TT RS is a car of highs and lows. The engine is wonderful and the Quattro’s hallmarks are all there to see. It just lacks the finesse of the Cayman.

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1 May 2012

I was going to say something about the price, but it does seem pretty quick for the money. If also looks very garish by Audi standards

1 May 2012

When I was a boy the Lamborghini Countach did 60 in 4.8 seconds, which was always a winning card playing Top Trumps. Now that card would get whooped by a measly Audi TT which does 62 it in 4.1 on just 355bhp. That's progress.

1 May 2012

[quote superstevie]If also looks very garish by Audi standard[/quote]

I like it but you do have a point superstevie regarding its looks. Don't think those red inserts within the alloys do it much favours. It is bloody fast though, that's for sure!

1 May 2012

[quote averageman]Don't think those red inserts within the alloys do it much favours. [/quote]

No, although it would probably look OK on a black car.

1 May 2012

Performance just got cheaper. That's nearly £20,000 cheaper than the cheapest 911 and 3 quarters of a second quicker to 60.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

1 May 2012

Crikey its quick for sure! That's the beauty of 4WD and launch control. I still don't think many people though will take this over a 2012 Boxster.

I agree on the wheels - hideous beyond belief. I've seen an RS3 with those wheels (or something similar) and they looked ridiculous.

1 May 2012

Stunning acceleration at ~4.0sec to 60mph. I always wanted to like the Audi TT, it looks great but always comes across as a wannabe-sports car. It's like a person with no personality that tries to be funny, you shouldn't have to try. It's technically very good, though.

1 May 2012

Chiropractors of Europe rejoice.

1 May 2012

Seems like a performance bargain to me. I do like the TT, maybe not the last word in handling but you can't argue with the straight line grunt

1 May 2012

It's quick in a straight line, but if that's all I was after, I'd buy something like a secondhand Evo or GT-R which are better at it and handle better too.

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