Audi TT RS receives facelift

Audi TT RS updated with motorsport inspired styling elements

Reuben Van Niekerk
Audi TT RS
Roadster
Coupé

The facelifted Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster are now available for sale with a new front end, redesigned side winglets and the award winning 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine.

 

What’s new?

The completely redesigned front end and the striking rear end ensure a dynamic appearance. The matt-titanium Quattro logo is positioned in the lower section of the black single frame aluminium grille. Vertical strips on the inside and outside divide the lateral air inlets, which are now even bigger, while there are additional radiators positioned behind the typical RS honeycomb grille.

 

A continuous front spoiler that rises sharply at each end adds to the distinctive motorsport inspired look. The side sills now feature a gloss black inlay and the mirror housings are available in matte aluminium or gloss black.

 

At the rear a newly designed rear wing with side winglets forms part of the aerodynamic concept. There are vertical design elements on both sides of the new RS-specific diffuser while two large oval exhaust pipes complete the RS touches at the rear.

 

LED headlights and matrix OLED reverse lights, the latter featuring a 3D design, are standard fitment.

 

Award-winning performance

Thanks to a 2.5 litre, five-cylinder turbocharged engine that is capable of 294kW and 480Nm, the Audi TT RS continues the tradition of outstanding performance along with a unique soundtrack. In the coupé the 0-100km/h sprint takes just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250kmh, or an optional 280km/h.

 

Power is delivered to the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox. The driver can use the Audi drive select dynamic handling system to influence the Quattro drive and other components such as steering, gearbox, engine characteristics and exhaust flaps, thanks to a choice of four modes.

 

Interior improvements

The RS sport seats with honeycomb pattern in fine nappa leather as well as RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, doorsill trims and selector levers underline the sporty character of the 2+2 seater. Special RS displays in the standard Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen provide information on tyre pressure, torque and g-forces. In manual mode, a shift light prompts the driver on the best time to change gears. In addition to multifunction buttons, the RS sport leather steering wheel with shift paddles features satellite controls for turning the engine on and off as well as the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

 

The new RS design package adds Tango Red or Turbo Blue highlights to the air vents, seat belts and floor mats with RS logo while offering contrasting design elements on the seats and centre console in the chosen colour.

 

Up to date infotainment system

Infotainment features including the MMI touch are standard fitment. Audi smartphone interface ensures that content is streamed seamlessly to the Audi virtual cockpit via USB and the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system delivers the tunes in exceptional fashion.

 

Pricing

Audi TT RS Coupé                 R1 062 000

Audi TT RS Roadster            R1 113 500