US-Spec Audi TT-RS Gets 360 hp, $60,000 Price Tag
The car, which has enjoyed some measure of success in Europe since it was launched more than a year ago, will receive 20 extra horses under the bonnet in America, bumping top output to 360 horsepower from 340 hp. The power is provided by the same 2.5-liter TFSI turbocharged engine with a common-rail system.
Expect performance figures to be improved from those of the European car, which rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mpg).
According to Car & Driver, the only gearbox option available at first will be the six-speed manual, while the sporty Recaro seats will not make it Stateside. In fact, only a few options will be available for the limited run of 1000 units or less.
A sport exhaust option will provide a rowdier note from that already sweet sounding five-pot unit. Customers who don’t find the RS’ rear spoiler to their taste can opt for a factory delete. The exterior package will include silver accents on the lower front and rear valance (matching the mirror caps), plus blacked-out grille and trim with titanium-colored wheels.
Expected to arrive by the end of summer at US dealerships, sporting a price tag “in the low-$60K range.”