The 2012 Audi TT RS Plus has officially bowed at the Geneva Motor Show. The stunning little coupe packs the same 360 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque as the TT RS we know and love here in the States, but with around 100 fewer pounds to lug around. Audi still isn’t saying where the weight savings comes from, though we’d wager the coupe boasts lighter seats and less crash garb than its U.S. counterpart. Even with the all-wheel drive coupe’s slimmer curb weight, the TT RS Plus still does the 0-62 mph dash in 4.1 seconds, which is identical to the standard TT RS we played with not too long ago.
Does that make us love the two-door any less? Hell no. The brawny turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine under the hood is a thing of beauty and the two-tone wheels and eye-searing red paint are absolute traffic stoppers. Did we mention it tops out at 174 mph? Job done.