Published on February 12th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi TT RS Plus for 2012 Will Be Simply Outstanding
This is the 2012 Audi TT RS Plus, a more powerful version of the already extreme vehicle. As expected, the car will be powered by the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, but the power has been increased and now the powerplant delivers a total of 360 hp (20 hp extra over the standard version) and 465 Nm (342.97 lb-ft) of torque, 15 Nm (11.06 lb-ft) more than before. The engine comes as standard with the 6-speed manual transmission with the option of a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. This TT RS Plus Coupe S-tronic will hit 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.3 seconds), while the TT RS Plus Roadster completes the same century run in 4.2 seconds (with manual transmission: 4.4 seconds). Top speed is limited in both cases to 280 km/h (173.98 mph).
Audi promises an average of just 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg) for the Coupe with S Tronic and 8.6 liters per 100 km for the Roadster using the same transmission. The Coupé with manual transmission, including quattro drive, weighs just 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb); its power-to-weight ratio is 4.0 kilograms (8.82 lb) per horsepower.
The power-to-weight ratio of the Roadster is 4.2 kilograms (9.26 lb) per horsepower. The design of the car is completed by the 19-inch wheels featuring the five-arm “Rotor” design, wrapped in 255/35 tires. The adaptive damping system known as Audi magnetic ride is available as an option. A large, fixed rear wing increases downforce at the back of the car. The car also features the Singleframe radiator grille. The Carbon design package gives the engine compartment a more exclusive look. Moreover, the gear knob features an aluminum-look trim ring and a TT RS plus badge.