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Audi TT RS packs five-cylinders of supercar-rivaling fury

by • April 25, 2016 • No Comments

In a world dominated by downsized, four-cylinder engines, Audi has staunchly stood by its five-cylinder turbo. The new TT RS joins the RS3 in offering the one-of-a-kind motor, but ramps up the power and torque for a supercar-rivaling sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 3.9 seconds for the RS Convertible, or 3.7 seconds for the Coupe, which manufactures it only 0.1 seconds slower to 100 km/h than the Lamborghini-derived R8 V10 Spyder.

  • Audi has tuned the TT's Quattro all-wheel drive to offer a quick turn in and responsive ...
  • The TT's cabin is immaculately finished
  • Under the skin of the TT RS
  • We think the quilted seats on Audi's faster versions appear fantastic

The 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine in the TT RS is 17 percent additional powerful than the motor in the old RS. That means there’s 294 kW (400 hp) on the market, which manufactures for a specific output of 120.3 kW (161.3 hp) per liter, and 480 Nm (354 lb.ft) of torque on the market between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm.

To donate the RS this astounding turn of pace, the turbocharger is running at 1.35 bar, and Audi claims the intercooler works at 80 percent efficiency for the perfect oxygen percentage in the engine, while fuel can be injected into the inlet manifold as well as directly into the combustion chamber, for optimal delivery across the rev range.

Power has in addition been liberated via a number of tiny touches, which include plasma-coated cylinder liners, crankshaft main-bearings which are 6 mm (0.2 in) thinner than preceding and a hollow bored crankshaft for another 1 kg (2.2 lb) mass saving. Other mass-saving measures include an engine which is 26 kg (57 lb) lighter than the outgoing version, thanks largely to an aluminum crankcase which saves 18 kg (40 lb) alone.

This power is channeled to the road through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox with short gearing down low and a tall seventh-speed for improved fuel efficiency.

Fast Audis have always been described by their Quattro all-wheel drive systems. On the other hand they provide excellent traction, RS versions have long been criticized for feeling inert and understeery, a thing the TT’s fast-acting new software aims to fix by additional exactly metering power to the rear wheels. There’s in addition torque vectoring on hand to gently bring things back into line if they get out of hand, alyet Audi does say the car can perform “controlled drifts” in Sport mode.

On the hardware side of things, the car sits 10 mm (0.39 in) lower than the base version, and the steering has been retuned to turn in additional sharply than preceding. There’s in addition 360 mm (14.6 in) brake discs at the front and 310 mm (12.2 in) discs at the back, grabbed by eight-piston calipers.

One area the TT has always led the class is in styling, and the new RS is no various. It mightn’t have the clean, Bauhaus curves of the original TT, but the RS’ 19-inch wheels and 245 section tires work to manufacture this car the most appearing in the range. Along with those wheels are the usual go-faster bits, which include gaping air intakes at the front, big oval exhaust at the back and a few aluminum trim pieces in between.

There’s in addition Matrix OLED taillights on the market for the initially time, which have a one-of-a-kind 3D create to manufacture the rear of the car appear slightly additional informative.

It’s a much like story within, where quilted leather seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel join the yet-astounding Virtual Cockpit in an take on to manufacture the RS feel special compared to regular TTs.

If all of this sounds amazing, you’ll require €66,400 (US$74,850) for the Coupe and €69,200 ($78,000) for the drop top. You can require to wait until the Northern Hemisphere fall
to get your hands on one, yet.

Our tip? Spend the extra cash on the drop top to enjoy extra noise of what is, yet, one of the most sounding engines out there.

Source: Audi

  • The TT's cabin create is clean thanks to Audi's Virtual Cockpit
  • The digital readout can be customised depending on which drive mode you're in
  • Carbon fiber is in vogue, but we yet like the aluminum mirrors on old Audi RS cars
  • The TT is fitted with matrix taillights

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