Published on May 14th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi TT RS 3rd Generation
The popular Audi coupe is about to enter its third generation and this new TT RS which will show its face in the coming months. Some speculative reports have suggested that the new RS3 and TT RS will switch to a high-powered 2-liter turbo engine with 400 horsepower. However, Audi is known for making incremental and logical steps. That is why a 2-liter 4-cylinder, loved by Quattro fans will be a better fit.
Recent reports suggest an Euro 6 compliant mill with exactly 367PS and 450Nm of torque will be used in the RS3. However, the TT RS could receive even more, about 380PS. This amount of power would comfortably make it a faster car than both the M135i and A45 AMG. The new TTS revealed in March by Audi AG is capable of delivering 310PS and sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. It’s already within 0.1s of the A45 AMG, so imagine what the car could to with about 70 more horsepower. 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.3 seconds should make this a rival even for the R8.
In the physical department this car will look like the regular TTS, except a bit lower and wider. The design of the car has been evolutionary and proportions have remained largely the same as before. RS models will be 10mm lower to the ground and will be kitted out with big wheels and low-profile tires. Larger side air intakes and a honeycomb mesh will give it a more distinguished appearance at the front. Round the back, two very large oval exhaust pipes will channel the perfect 2.5-liter exhaust sound, hopefully unassisted by speaker mounted in the exhaust or inside the cabin. A fixed wing could also be fitted, keeping the car planted all the way to its electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Production for the regular TT hasn’t even started yet and the RS3 will won’t be available in showrooms until early 2015. So 2016 looks like a good place to set up camp and wait for the ultimate car based on the MQB platform.