The TT RS Coupé design has been further refined with distinctive features, such as Audi’s single-frame grille with honeycomb and the Quattro logo. The striking RS bumper with aggressive air intakes conveys a powerful and athletic impression. The rear is aesthetically dominated by the fixed wing, sitting on two slender double spokes. A highly profiled diffuser insert with four vertical fins complete the car’s dynamic appearance. The TT RS models offers nine body colours, including the RS-specific tones Nardo grey Uni and Catalunya red Metallic.
The Audi Matrix OLED-technology
Impressive lighting innovation as an option: For the first time, a production vehicle from Audi offers matrix OLED taillights in 3D design. They deliver extensive, extremely homogeneous light with high contrast, which can be dimmed continuously. What is more, they cast no shadows and need neither reflectors nor light guides, which makes OLED units efficient and light. The new lighting design is technology marvel: Each taillight features four ultra-thin illuminants, which grow smaller from inside to outside. The largest one bears a TT logo and Audi rings. Upon ignition, new and eye-catching light sequences unfold. Thus, the light travels in a quick loop around all four units, to finally light up an arrow-shaped LED light guide.
The handling of the TT RS Coupé is fully focused on the driver. Thus, drivers can control all important functions without taking their hands off the wheel. The standard RS sports steering wheel with shift paddles features two large operating units for starting and stopping the engine, and controlling Audi drive select. The standard Audi virtual cockpit provides all relevant information on a 12.3-inch LCD screen directly into the driver’s field of view. Drivers can loop through the views of the Audi virtual cockpit using the shift paddles on the steering wheel. In sport mode, for example, the central tachometer and numerous performance-oriented sub-displays appear at the centre.
Engines and transmissions
The 2.5 TFSI engine
Start the engine, shift into first gear, and step on the gas. Enjoy the sheer, awe-inspiring driving pleasure. The newly developed turbocharged five-cylinder engine produces 294 kW (400 hp) with a maximum torque of 480 Nm. From a standstill, TT RS Coupé accelerates in 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. While top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, it can be raised to 280 km / h for adventurous drivers. The firing sequence 1-2-4-5-3 carries a particular rhythm and character with it. Remarkable as it is, the engine sound can be enhanced even further with the RS sound button.
Reach your goals your own way. Audi drive select allows setting up Quattro drive, steering, S tronic, engine characteristics, and exhaust valves at will – from long-distance cruising to fast sporty driving. To that end, the car offers four driving modes: Comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual. The lightning-fast seven-speed S tronic – standard – and the permanent Quattro all-wheel drive deliver agile handling and superior stability when driving. Driving forces are distributed as required to the front and rear axle via an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch. Networking with the electronic stabilisation control allows a precise and particularly sports character. The RS sport suspension steers the TT RS spontaneously into turns with a controlled yet serene pass-through behaviour.
The start-stop-system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine in stationary phases, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the clutch is pressed (manual transmission) or when the footbrake is released (S tronic) for a good getaway. Can be deactivated at any time via a button.
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km = 8.2