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2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Mon May 02, 2016 5:07 pm

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If the Audi TT was ever considered to be more style than substance, that stereotype can be put to rest with the arrival of the new TT RS. Revealed in both coupe and convertible bodystyles at the Beijing Motor Show today, Ingolstadt's latest performance models boast 400 horsepower. And for nostalgic VW and Audi fans, this is still the only way to buy a five-cylinder engine.

For those keeping track, that represents an increase of 60 hp over the previous version, accompanied by 354 pound-feet of torque. Channeled to all four wheels in typical Quattro style, those 400 horses will propel the TT RS to 62 miles per hour from a standstill in as little as 3.7 seconds.

Audi TT RS RoadsterThat's enough to undercut the new Porsche 718 Cayman S by a good few tenths, and will leave the vast majority of drivers on the road or track looking at its pair of oval tailpipes, OLED taillights, and fixed rear wing rather than the new front end with its oversized air intakes. Those lucky enough to find themselves inside the new TT RS will find a pair of low-slung bucket seats along with standard TT fare like a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display, Audi Connect infotainment system, and inductive smartphone charging.

US pricing and availability are still being worked out, but Audi of America spokesman Mark Dahncke tells Autoblog that the new TT RS will arrive in showrooms Stateside "sometime next year." Overseas the new model is set to launch in the fall. The starting price of €66,400 euros listed for Europe works out to nearly $75k at current exchange rates. More tellingly the TT RS price is just above the €64,118 that Porsche charges for the new 718 Cayman S. This is clearly one bout of sibling rivalry that's just heating up.


:drool: I didn't like the original TT, but man, this mini-R8 has my eye...
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Tue May 03, 2016 6:28 am

Don't get me wrong, this is awesome.
The thing is, the TTS is probably the better buy.
At 306 hp and 280 lb-ft. it is estimated to run 0-60 in 4.5 seconds (most suspect it will be closer to 4.2).
And at 2/3 the price ($50k), I don't know if the additional $25k is worth it.
That said, I would never question someone choosing the TTRS.
It's a great time to be a car enthusiast!

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Tue May 03, 2016 2:05 pm

Agreed, that $25k could definitely be used to make the TT-S just as fast. For instance, the GoAPR Starge 2 tune:
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Tune: $800
Downpipe: $750
Intercooler: $900
Total: $2450

The one thing is if APR comes out with a Stg III kit like they did for the older TT-RS...
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Of course, that was $10k! :dropgob:
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Tue May 03, 2016 4:48 pm

The Stage 2 improvement is shocking considering no turbo swap.
Nearly 100 whp and over 100 lb ft.
I'm starting to think the Golf R might be a worthwhile purchase.
4 doors? Check
Hatch? Check
AWD? Check
Stealthy? Check
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Tue May 03, 2016 4:57 pm

Agreed!
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Wed May 04, 2016 7:18 am

Or do I just pick up a used GLA 45 for $50k

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Wed May 04, 2016 10:44 am

For 50, you can probably pick up a new one!
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Wed May 04, 2016 5:22 pm

Sabre wrote:For 50, you can probably pick up a new one!

They start at $49,580 so you are probably right.

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby complacent » Mon May 09, 2016 5:23 pm

my neighbor recently picked up the AMG GLA45. it's impressive. benz did a great job with it.
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Mon May 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Nice! Get a ride in it?
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby complacent » Mon May 09, 2016 5:56 pm

yep. the launch control is fun :D
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 pm

So jealous....
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby complacent » Mon May 09, 2016 6:25 pm

one of the things that surprised me the most, was the factory exhaust tone. they absolutely nailed it. it needs nothing.

/derail

i remember hearing about/someone telling me that the manual trans in the ttrs had some significant syncro issues. think grinding at 30k, normal city driving.
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Tue May 10, 2016 6:18 am

We will not receive a manual equipped TTRS.

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby Sabre » Tue May 10, 2016 2:15 pm

Yep, might have been true for the old model, but it's DCT only for us this go around!
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby complacent » Thu May 12, 2016 3:40 pm

eeeenteresting. i wonder if that's (at least part of) the reason why?
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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby drwrx » Thu May 12, 2016 5:32 pm

Power is killing the manual transmission.
There are almost no super high power cars left with manuals.
Find a Ferrari, Lambo, BMW M, AMG, Audi RS, etc. with one and you have a unicorn.
Now that autos are stronger, faster and cheaper than manuals the end is nigh.

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Re: 2017 Audi TT RS

Postby complacent » Mon May 16, 2016 2:37 pm

wow. that's quite a shift. i feel like quite a luddite with vehicles built in '04 and 01. :oops:
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