We’ve just learned that the TT RS model allocation run is over and no more of the current generation will be produced for the US market. The TT RS was a very important and successful model for the US enthusiast market. The TT RS heralded the return of the inline-5 engine to the US market after a long hiatus. It also helped build the business case for future RS models in the US. Its return to the US was also due to a very successful Social Media campaign in which Audi asked potential buyers to step forward and show that there was indeed a market in the US for small powerful coupe.
We are expecting the next TT to make use of the latest Audi ultra technology to further reduce the overall weight. As well as the all new MQB platform, EA-888 engine 2.0 TFSI engine found in the new A3 which showcases the latest Audi direct-injection technology, new valve lift and the exhaust manifold has been integrated within the cylinder head. There’s even rumors of a model that takes the weight loss even further and is designed to be used as a weekend track car. Also, as we learned in Detroit quattro GmbH has moved RS model introductions to two years after the initial model release so we will be enjoying the next-gen TT RS even sooner.