2019 Audi TT RS: Extreme performance and aural thrills

By CARSIFU | 8 February 2019

INGOLSTADT: The 2019 Audi TT RS will be launched with a multi-award-winning five-cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI engine, that delivers 400hp and 480Nm of torque, enabling a sprint time of just 3.7 seconds to 100kph.

Musical accompaniment is provided by the typical five-cylinder sound: 1-2-4-5-3. Due to this ignition sequence, ignition alternates between adjacent cylinders and those far apart from one another. This unique rhythm is music to the ears of many horsepower purists.

Last year, Audi Sport received the sought-after “International Engine of the Year Award” for the 2.5-litre TFSI engine for the ninth consecutive time.

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The forces of the five-cylinder engine flow via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive that distributes the power as needed between the axles via a multi-plate clutch.

The driver can use the Audi drive select dynamic handling system to influence the quattro drive and other components such as the steering, S tronic, engine characteristic, and exhaust flaps.

The four modes available for this are comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual.

The low weight (1,450 kg for the TT RS Coupé without driver) and the appropriately firm suspension provide the basic prerequisites for the exemplary handling of the Audi TT RS.

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At the front axle, ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 19-inch or 20-inch wheels.

As an option, the RS sport suspension plus is available with adaptive dampers in Audi magnetic ride technology. Their control technology is also integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

The TT RS has never looked so athletic. The quattro logo in a matt titanium-look is positioned in the lower section of the gloss black grill with its matt black Singleframe.

Lateral air inlets, which have been enlarged once again, are each divided by vertical strips on the inside and outside and extend almost all the way to the front wheel wells, making the new TT RS appear extremely wide.

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A continuous front spoiler that is drawn up steeply at each side pulls the front apron down sharply, giving the car its distinctive, motorsport-inspired look.

At the rear, a newly designed fixed rear wing with side winglets catches the eye. As part of the aerodynamics concept, it supports RS-typical performance and efficiency. Two large oval exhaust tailpipes create the signature RS finish.

LED headlights are standard. The optional matrix LED units regulate the high beams intelligently and with great flexibility. Also available are Matrix OLED reversing lights (organic light emitting diode) with a 3D design which distribute their extensive light with extreme homogeneity and precision.

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Controls and display in the new TT RS are focused completely on the driver.

The RS sport seats with the rhombus pattern in Alcantara or optionally with a honeycomb pattern in fine Nappa leather as well as the RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims, and selector levers underline the dynamic character of the 2+2 seater.

Special RS displays in the standard Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen provide information on tire pressure, torque, and g-forces.