Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Audi, Quick Spin, Racing
2010 Audi TT RS - Click above for high-res image gallery
There is only one Audi TT RS
in the entire United States right now. And here we are, hurling the black coupe down the front straight at Willow Springs Raceway at 132 mph. We've been invited out to the sunny California desert on a pristine day to flog the hottest-ever Audi TT
back-to-back against its TTS
sibling, along with a few stints in the all-new S4
and R8 V10
for good measure.
The TT RS isn't simply another upgraded model in the automaker's diversified lineup. The TTS (and the other standard performance models) come from the Audi AG Sport division, while the TT RS was incubated and hatched by Quattro GmbH - the team who brought us the nefarious R8, RS4
. And while we've seen the TT on our shores with four- and six-cylinder powerplants, the new five-cylinder engine marks a significant departure for the front-engine coupe and convertible (even as it pays homage to the original 1980s-era Audi Sport Quattro).
So what makes the TT RS special and how does it fit into the current TT lineup? More importantly, how does the enthusiast-tuned package work under demanding track conditions? We intend to find out while answering a very important question for Audi: Should it bring the TT RS to the States?
Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright (C)2010 Weblogs, Inc.
Continue reading Quick Spin: 2010 Audi TT RS performs, assuming Audi AG decides to deliver
Quick Spin: 2010 Audi TT RS performs, assuming Audi AG decides to deliver originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink