Audi has just announced that the 400 hp TT RS will make its US debut at the New York International Auto Show next week. Anyone interested in buying this little red rocket, will need $64,900 (plus $975 destination fee).
Not only is the 2018 TT RS the most powerful TT ever, though, with 400 hp hp and 354 lb-ft of torque it’s also the most powerful car in its segment. That’s thanks to Audi’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, which delivers its power to all four wheels as standard.
On top of being more powerful, the engine is also 57 lbs lighter than its predecessor thanks to a magnesium oil pan and an aluminum block. A unique 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence and oval tailpipes also help to make the TT RS sound like nothing else.
All of which, in conjunction with Audi’s seven-speed S Tronic transmission, means that the TT RS will get to 60 mph in a class-leading 3.6 seconds.
An interior bedecked with Alcantara and leather, fitted with Audi’s virtual cockpit, and available Bang & Olufsen sound system means that even when you aren’t flying down the autobahn at the TT RS’s top speed of 174 mph (with optional Dynamic plus package) it’s a pleasure to be in.
So far, the TT RS has been extremely well reviewed in videos and by our very own Jonathan Yarkony.