The exciting new coupe from Audi stables has made its grand entrance at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. This little coupe is only small where appearance is concerned as it is packed with power and performance.
Audi TT RS Plus is being offered in both coupe and roadster variants both with equally high level of performance and possesses 360 hp power and fuel consumption of 8.5 liters per 100 kms and abilities to reach a top speed of 280 km per hour. A 2.5 liter TFSI engine is seen under its bonnet which contributes to its performance and 465 Nm torque. Buyers will be able to opt for either a manual six speed transmission or a seven speed S tronic with super fast gear shifting abilities. The coupe with S tronic can speed from 0 to 100 km per hour in 4.1 seconds while with manual transmission in 4.3 seconds. The Roadster version of Audi TT RS Plus can achieve the same in 4.2 seconds and with manual transmission in 4.4 seconds.
A host of enhancements are seen in this Plus model due to a novel lightweight frame made entirely of aluminum in front and steel sheets at the rear. The vehicle is fitted with 19 inch alloy wheels in a five arm Rotor design and is painted in contrasting black and red. Wheels are fitted with 255/35 tyres. The high performance brake system keeps in tune with the engine power.
Audi TT RS Coupe with manual transmission is available for €60,650 in Germany while the seven speed S tronic costs € 62,800. Roadster prices are also at €63,500 and 65,650 respectively.
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 km/h
– 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 supreme style.
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.