• New Audi TT RS now available in South Africa.
• The sports car is powered by a 294kW five-cylinder engine.
• Pricing for the new TT RS starts at R1 062 000.
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The new Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster are now available in South Africa. The new car has a new dynamic look to accompany the distinctive sound of its five-cylinder petrol engine.
Audi says that the TT RS’s front-end and rear has been completely redrawn, and the lateral air inlet have been enlarged, as well. Additional radiators can be found behind the RS honeycomb grille. At the rear, the newly designed fixed rear wing with side winglets impresses. Audi says that there are vertical design elements on both sides above the new RS-specific diffusor and two large oval exhaust tailpipes create the typical RS finish.
The TT RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine. The engine produces 294kW and 480Nm and, thanks to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, rockets from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and a limited top speed of 250km/h. Owners can optionally increase this to 280km/h. Audi says that the torque is available in a wide band of 1950 - 5850rpm.
Controls and display in the new TT RS are focused on the driver. The RS sport seats with a honeycomb pattern in Fine Nappa leather (with blue, red or black stitching), as well as the RS logos on the seats, steering wheel, door sill trims, and selector levers underline the sporty character of the 2+2 seater, says Audi. Special RS displays in the standard Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen provide information on tire pressure, torque, and g-forces.
In manual mode, the shift light display prompts the driver to upshift when the maximum engine speed is reached. In addition to multifunction buttons, the RS sport leather steering wheel with shift paddles features two satellite controls for turning the engine on and off, as well as the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.
Audi’s multimedia interface (MMI) features satellite navigation, voice control, and text search. The optional Bang & Olufsen sound system provides an excellent sound experience on board with an output of 680 watts.
The Coupé and Roadster are now available at Audi Sport Dealerships in South Africa. The price for the Coupé is R1 062 000, while the Roadster starts at R1 113 500, inclusive of VAT and all taxes and standard with a five-year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond