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quattroholic
07-12-2011, 09:56 AM
U.S.-bound 2012 Audi TT RS gets 20 more horsepower than current model
Originally posted to quattroholic.com (http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/07/us-bound-2012-audi-tt-rs-gets-20-more.html) at 9:51 AM EST. Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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In anticipation for its North American arrival, we re-read the Audi TT RS U.S. pricing press release (http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/07/audi-usa-announces-tt-rs-pricing-to.html) last night and noticed something very exciting. While we originally focused on the incredible value the new TT RS will offer, we glossed over the fact that the U.S.-bound, 2012 model will sport 20 more horsepower than the current 2011 model. Considering official details of the 2012 TT RS have yet to be released by Audi AG, it appears Audi USA let a pretty big cat out of the bag.

If you recall from March, leaked ETKA documents (http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/03/more-potent-audi-tt-rs-plus-may-be.html) pointed to a 360 hp TT RS 'Plus' planned to be released in May; subsequently spawning rumors of a more-potent, limited edition TT RS variant which never materialized. The press release from Audi of America however, seems to discredit the 'Plus' rumor by revealing that the base 2012 TT RS "is powered by the award-winning 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine that generates 360 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque..." What's more, it seems the added horsepower and torque shaves roughly half a second from the current 6-speed manual TT RS' 0-60 mph time to just 4.1 seconds. That's .3 seconds faster than the current R8 4.2 FSI!

So if you thought $56,850 for a TT RS was a good deal before, adding 20 extra horsepower and R8-beating acceleration to the mix makes this, at least in our opinion, the deal of the century.

http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/07/us-bound-2012-audi-tt-rs-gets-20-more.html

Operator
07-12-2011, 01:06 PM
Impressive numbers. Always nice when the US gets something a little special!

Anthony
07-12-2011, 01:11 PM
Impressive numbers. Always nice when the US gets something a little special!

Not only nice, but extremely unheard of!

TheFastA4
07-12-2011, 01:15 PM
looks like the bmw 1m and m3 have some catching up to do!

MiracleWhips
07-12-2011, 07:59 PM
Wow!

Stubek
07-17-2011, 09:07 AM
At the risk of being shot, having my account here deleted, and my car taken away...
If only this came in an automatic, then I could probably convince my wife to go for it.

Anthony
07-17-2011, 02:28 PM
At the risk of being shot, having my account here deleted, and my car taken away...
If only this came in an automatic, then I could probably convince my wife to go for it.

This car would be for you. The TTS would be for her. [;)]

Stubek
07-17-2011, 02:29 PM
This car would be for you. The TTS would be for her. [;)]
definitely cannot afford two

dcampana
07-21-2011, 06:57 PM
definitely cannot afford two

well then get the RS, and "maybe" wfiey can wait a year for the TTS? hehehe

although, happy wife= happy life

bondar1989
07-30-2011, 10:34 PM
Wow this car is amazing !

Saracen
08-05-2011, 01:33 AM
Well, technically the 360hp tune will be available in Europe at the same time as an optional power kit. We will just get the power kit as standard equipment.

MYFASTA4
08-15-2011, 08:37 AM
whencan you order one?

Anthony
08-15-2011, 03:45 PM
whencan you order one?

Now. They're slowly hitting dealers, but many of them are already spoken for.

Cherub
08-17-2011, 02:09 PM
Impressive numbers, but only the BMW 335, 335is and 1M need to catch up. On the other hand, with the new engine BMW has coming out, their numbers should also be as impressive.

Kandiru
08-27-2011, 09:15 PM
European delivery at factory in beautiful Győr, Hungary a must!
http://turizmus.gyor.hu/adatok/varoshaza-t.jpg

audiman1
09-23-2011, 09:56 PM
The new addition to the RS family is faster than the RS4. The RS4 may have a slight advantage in performance on roads like the "Dragon" due to its DRC system, but i'm not 100 % sure. They are both fine,but, on a straight line drag race the TTRS is faster maybe the 1k less weight has a little to do.

madmadS4
10-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Impressive numbers, but only the BMW 335, 335is and 1M need to catch up. On the other hand, with the new engine BMW has coming out, their numbers should also be as impressive.

Agree here. We would be getting 6mt on the TTRS (slower than the Euro s-tronic)... the 1m just may be neck&neck....