2016 Audi TT RS – latest spy shots
Source : 2016 Audi TT RS – latest spy shots
fresh generation of hardcore coupé could get fresh aluminium-block 5-cylinder engine producing up to 400bhp
The fresh Audi TT RS has again been spotted testing ahead of its anticipated arrival in showrooms next year.
While in which latest test mule doesn’t provide any more clues as to the fresh car’s styling, in which was spotted benchmark testing in convoy using a Lotus Evora, Mercedes-AMG A45 along with Porsche Cayman GT4 – suggesting these are the cars Audi will pitch its hottest TT against when in which goes on sale.
The TT RS will continue to get a 5-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, nevertheless in which’s still unclear if in which will use a breathed-on variation of the 2.5-litre unit in which already features inside Audi RS3. The motor inside mega-hatch produces 362bhp, nevertheless a few extra horses could feasibly be squeezed out of in which to improve the gap between the TT RS along with the 306bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder TT S.
However, in which will be possible in which the TT RS could be the first Audi to get a fresh generation of the 5-cylinder engine, with an aluminium block instead of the current motor’s steel block.
Originally used in non-turbocharged form inside US-market VW Jetta, the fresh engine could produce up to 400bhp along with potentially allow Audi to make the RS slightly lighter than the S. The extra performance could help the TT RS to crack 0-62mph in less than four seconds along with hit a top speed of 180mph.
If the TT RS does indeed come with 400bhp, in which will be well matched against its key rivals. Porsche’s Cayman GT4 receives 380bhp by its 3.8-litre flat six engine, while the Mercedes-AMG A45 gets 276bhp by its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol motor. The Lotus Evora S, meanwhile, will be powered by a 345bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine.
Regardless of engine, the next TT RS will be four-wheel drive only, although buyers should have a choice of transmission, using a dual-clutch automatic gearbox being offered as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual.
Earlier test mules, which were spotted at the Nürburgring, showed how the RS will feature a relatively subtle styling kit, with fresh bumpers front along with rear, deeper air intakes at the front end along with oval exhaust pipes. The final production type will be also likely to receive a large rear spoiler.
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