Audi has finally released U.S. pricing on the company’s 2012 TT RS. Buyers looking to jump into the 360-horsepower coupe can plan on handing over $56,850 (*plus any applicable destination charges) for the pleasure of ownership. That pricing scoots the mean little Audi well under the Porsche Cayman S at $62,100, though the topless Boxster S narrows that gap somewhat with a price tag of $58,600. Of course, both of those lithe sports cars are down by about 50 ponies compared to the new Quattro terror, which helps give the edge from stop light to stop light. The German automaker says that the 2012 TT RS can scoot to 60 mph in a scant 4.1 seconds.
That’s moving right along, especially considering that the BMW 1 Series M Coupe does the same sprint in 4.7 seconds. It’s also about $1,600 cheaper, but who’s counting? For comparison’s sake, the 265-hp TTS starts at $47,000, itself already a big leap over the $38,300 base 211-hp TT.
With so many diminutive, excellent German racers about, the North American enthusiast’s world is clearly a better place than it was just a few years ago. Hit the jump to check the full press blast and be sure to check out the high-res gallery.