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(from Audi Press
Release) Even more dynamic: the Audi TT RS plus
• Coupé and Roadster
boosted to 265 kW (360 hp)
• Zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds; top speed increased to 280
• Average fuel consumption just 8.5 liters per 100 km
Even more powerful, even
faster, even more dynamic: Early 2012 will see the launch of the
Audi TT RS plus. This compact sports car, in both Coupé and Roadster
versions, stands out for its awe-inspiring performance. Its
power-boosted five-cylinder turbo delivers 265 kW (360 hp),
sufficient for a top speed of 280 km/h (173.98 mph).
The 2.5-liter TFSI in the Audi TT RS plus is a high-performance
engine. Compared with the engine on which it is based, this
turbocharged direct-injection unit delivers 15 kW (20 hp) more
power. It produces 465 Nm (342.97 lb-ft) of torque, 15 Nm (11.06
lb-ft) more than before. Customers can choose between a manual
six-speed transmission and the seven-speed S tronic with its
lightning-fast gearshifts. The dual-clutch transmission comes with a
launch control function which optimizes acceleration from a standing
start. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which operates
with a multi-plate clutch, transfers engine power to the road in
The TT RS plus unites dynamics and efficiency in a most impressive
way. Against the backdrop of the five-cylinder engine’s
characteristic roaring and growling, the Coupé with S tronic
catapults from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds
(with manual transmission: 4.3 seconds). The Roadster completes the
same exercise in 4.2 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.4
seconds). Top speed is limited to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) for all
versions of the car. The Coupé with S tronic uses an average of just
8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg); the Roadster uses 8.6
liters per 100 km (27.35 US mpg).
Alongside numerous efficiency-improving measures, these top figures
are due primarily to the extremely lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF)
bodies made of aluminum at the front and sheet steel at the rear.
The Coupé with manual transmission, including quattro drive, weighs
just 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb); its power-to-weight ratio is 4.0
kilograms (8.82 lb) per horsepower. The power-to-weight ratio of the
Roadster is 4.2 kilograms (9.26 lb) per horsepower.
The high-performance brake system is able to cope with the engine’s
power at all times. Four-piston fixed calipers in conjunction with
perforated brake disks are installed on the front axle. The Audi TT
RS plus is fitted with 19-inch cast wheels of five-arm “Rotor”
design; they are painted black with contrasting red rim flanges. The
wheels are fitted with 255/35 tires. The adaptive damping system
known as Audi magnetic ride is available as an option. A large,
fixed rear wing increases downforce at the back of the car.
The Singleframe radiator grille also sets the Audi TT RS plus apart
visually: Its diamond-pattern mesh is in highly polished anthracite,
its trim frame has a matt aluminum-look finish. The housings of the
exterior mirrors are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).
The dual-branch sport exhaust system has black oval tailpipe trims.
A sound flap further intensifies the sound of the engine. The Carbon
design package gives the engine compartment a more exclusive look.
The knob on the gear or selector lever features an aluminum-look
trim ring and a TT RS plus badge.
The TT RS plus Coupé with manual transmission costs €60,650 in
Germany or €62,800 with the seven-speed S tronic . The TT RS plus
Roadster has a list price of €63,500 or €65,650 respectively.