Only recently that have been rumors about Audi preparing to launch a medium-sized sports car slot between the Audi TT and Audi R8.
At present, there is a huge gap between the two in terms of price. The differential in terms of performance, though, is limited especially after the arrival of the Audi TT RS. The high-performance version of the Audi TT comes with 400 horsepower that can propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The roadster version is slightly slower at 3.9 seconds to 60 mph.
The Audi TT RS has 60 hp more than the standard version, while also coming with a whopping 354 pound-feet of torque. Complete with the Quattro package, all four wheels receive the humongous amount of power. Audi were reportedly planning to come out with the R6. The car was expected to be based on the Porsche 718, which has been developed at a significant cost by Porsche. Since the two companies share the same parent group, Volkswagen, the R6 was expected to have the Porsche 718 underpinnings.
However, the Audi TT RS managing to cut the 0 to 60 timings of the Porsche 718 by a few times has altered the landscape quite significantly.
One of the finest attributes on the Audi TT is the virtual cockpit. The 12.3-inch display continues to dominate the interiors. Besides the virtual cockpit and Audi’s infotainment system, the Audi TT RS will also receive low-slung seats and wireless smartphone charging.
The Audi TT RS is expected to arrive in the US shores before the end of 2016. Pricing details about the sports car is available as of yet. In European markets, the Audi TT RS will be priced at €66,000. It roughly translates into around $75,000. The price is for the starting variant which is likely to come with a long list of features and options available for selection at a premium.
Incidentally, the European prices of the Audi TT RS is slightly more than the Porsche 718’s price tag of €64,000.
Aside from adding more power to the engine, Audi has also made the vehicle a perfect companion for all aspects. The agility and handling has been improved by aspects like larger air inlets, fixed rear wing, lower spoiler, and a muscular front end. The chassis has been on a stiffer setup to handle the additional power.