Shmee150 reviews the Audi TT RS

NUMBER OF THE BEAST - Audi’s TT RS

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Shmee does the maths on Audi’s TT RS and it adds up nicely

Three isn’t the magic number – 400 is. That’s the perfect horsepower for taking it to the redline on the road, and it’s also an Audi TT RS number. I’ve driven the already great TTS, so I was curious to see what the RS had to offer.

The 2.5-litre, five-cylinder engine is 26kg lighter than its predecessor; the aforementioned 400hp and a trick AWD system get it from 0-100kph in 3.7s. That’s supercar territory.

Top speed is 280kph, but that’s not important. This is a car designed for tight, twisting roads. 

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In standard driving mode it’s quiet, calm and oozes style, but turn on the dynamic settings and it rasps and burbles, the suspension stiffens and it just goes. It’s an experience that adds up to far more than the sum of the TT RS’s parts. 

More info: audi.com

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