Audi TT RS
The performance spec TT RS gets 60bhp additional over the outgoing model. Pictured: Audi TT RSaudi-mediacenter.com

Audi AG's two-door sports coupe's performance version, the TT RS, has been unveiled recently with increased power output at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. Unveiled in both the coupe and roadster body styles, the new TT RS, fitted with five-cylinder aluminium engine, delivers 400bhp, which is 60bhp more than the power of the previous model. The 2.5-litre engine also develops 480nm of torque mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

With the new powertrain, the coupe takes 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100kmph and the roadster takes 3.9 seconds. Audi claims the new TT RS makes supercar-like sound and this sound passes through the RS exhaust system via two large oval tailpipes.

On the exterior, the new TT RS can be differentiated with the revised front bumper with larger vents. It comes with a fixed rear wing. The TT RS also comes with exclusive shades of Nardo Grey and Catalunya Red. The TT RS also flaunts OLED lights (organic light emitting diode) at the rear, which is being implemented for the first time in an Audi production.

On the interior, the TT RS features digital Audi virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen that gives a range of information from driving speed to engine rpm and navigation. Braking power comes from 370mm disc brakes on the standard TT RS with 19-inch wheels, while the coupe can be upgraded to carbon-fibre ceramic brake discs available as optional with 20-inch alloys.

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