Colin-on-Cars – Audi TT RS revamped

The already very recognisable face of the Audi TT RS has been given a lift and the quattro logo in a matt titanium-look is positioned in the lower section of the aluminium grill with its matt black Singleframe.

The lateral air inlets have been enlarged and are each divided by vertical strips on the inside and outside while, for cooling purposes there are additional radiators located behind the typical RS honeycomb grill.

The RS model has a gloss black inlay in the newly designed side sill. The exterior mirror housings are available in matte aluminium look and gloss black.

At the rear is a newly designed fixed rear wing with side winglets and two large oval exhaust tailpipes create the typical RS finish.

As a new highlight offering, matrix OLED reversing lights (organic light emitting diode) with a 3D design are now standard and the new TT RS is available in nine different colours, including the new RS-specific colour Kyalami Green.

The 2,5-litre five-cylinder turbo-charged engine produces 294 kW and 480 Nm of torque from 1 950 r/min through to 5 850 r/min and it has quattro all-wheel drive. The Coupé sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,7 seconds.

The distinctive engine sounds comes from a 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence where it alternates between adjacent cylinders and those far apart from one another creating a unique rhythm.

The progressive steering adapted specifically to the RS ensures close contact with the road. At the front axle, ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 20-inch wheels, kitted out in a gloss black finish as standard. The brake calipers are painted red as standard. As an option, the RS sport suspension plus is available with adaptive dampers in Audi magnetic ride technology. Their control technology is also integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

Controls and display in the new TT RS are focused completely on the driver. The 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 underline the sporty character of the 2+2 seater.

Special RS displays in the standard Audi virtual cockpit with a 12,3-inch screen provide information on tire pressure, torque, and g-forces. In manual mode, the shift light display prompts the driver to upshift when the maximum engine speed is reached. In addition to multifunction buttons, the RS sport leather steering wheel with shift paddles features two satellite controls for turning the engine on and off as well as the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

The price for the Coupé is R1 062 000. The Roadster starts at R1 113 500, inclusive of VAT and all taxes and standard with a five year and/or 100 000 KM Audi Freeway Plan.

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