It’s official – Audi says it will bring the TT RS to the U.S. by the third quarter of 2011.
The decision comes after a Facebook petition gathered more than 11,500 signatures in just one month, including many likely buyers.
The high performance sports car will be powered by the same 360 horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder engine as in Europe and other markets but will be sold here only as a coupe.
However, Audi is warning American customers that a limited number of cars will be imported, asking them to offer their contact info so that they can receive further information when this becomes available.
Based on the price premium commanded in Europe, we’d guess the TT RS will sticker for around $65,000.