Audi ignites the final stage of the TT fireworks for the time being and now presents the fans of the small athlete with the RS version (starting at 66.400 Euro). The comes now with 294 kW / 400 PS and ranks in this stage of development on the level of serious sports cars. Even the mainly on Chinese SUV calibrated get more and more appetite for sports cars, so the premiere in Beijing is a welcome change on the SUV-soaked traditional fair in the capital.
Conceptually, everything remains as it was: so no displacement or cylinder shrinkage. Under the hood continues to work a 2,5 liter of large Fender, on which the engineers, however, have neatly filed. For example, by using aluminum for the crankcase and optimizing other components, the engineers were able to reduce the engine weight by 26 kilograms, which not only accommodates fuel consumption but also improves the TT's dynamic capabilities.
And of course they are important for the RS. Audi estimates the standard sprint to be a maximum of 3,9 seconds for the Roadster and even 3,7 seconds for the Coupé. The maximum speed with the corresponding check mark in the price list is 280 km / h in the data sheet, otherwise it remains at 250 things. In order to also make a sound impression, the gasoline engine, which directly and indirectly injects fuel, exhausts its exhaust gases via a flap exhaust - a sound button is available free of charge for all models.
Also mandatory is the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which must process 480 Nm maximum torque and conducts to both axles. If you want, the Ingolstadt deliver variable dampers and ceramic brake discs to meet even higher driving demands.
A car for understatement lovers is not the strongest TT yet. So you can see him quickly on the fixed spoiler, which - one may argue about the optics - once increased the output and thus improves the driving stability. The typical oval tailpipes are set in the old RS style.
Inside, the electronics age has begun analogous to the weaker models. Good bye mechanical scoreboard - there is a continuous TFT area with various configurable topic areas. So you can get the electronic road map as a driver right in front of his eyes, which should increase the attention to the road. Of course, the technicians have come up with something special for the RS variant and also enable parameters such as torque, G-forces or tire pressure to be displayed.
The fast-paced TT goes online with Audi Connect to get information such as the current weather or news from the Internet. A Wi-Fi hotspot, which is available on request, keeps passengers on track - and of course there is the option of mirroring mobile phone content on the so-called virtual cockpit. For the hands-free system of the open edition, the Audi technicians used a certain trick and accommodated the corresponding microphones in the straps. The first driving tests will then have to prove whether you can really make a pleasant phone call under the roar of motor and wind.