The latest rumor adorning the whisper mill is concerning the upcoming hot Audi TT RS – with the hardcore model approaching its intended release date set for sometimes during the first six months of the year.
Apparently a user of an automotive forum managed to find a loose lip dealer representative that attended a meeting at quattro GmbH and later on passed some nice pieces of information concerning the upcoming TT RS. The flagship version of the coupe/roadster will be coming rather soon, before the second half of the year, and under the hood it would continue to employ the turbocharged five-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine. Naturally being housed in an all new generation of the TT the RS engine needs to also show some form of evolution – being tipped this time around at 395 hp (400 PS). It would naturally be linked to a dual-clutch automatic transmission that would send power to all four wheels via the classic quattro AWD system.
As far as performance goes, the 2016 Audi TT RS might run the usual 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in about 4 seconds and then top out at the electronically-limited level of 155 mph (250 km/h). We’re used to Audi’s optional performance packs, so we’re pretty sure there will be one here too, allowing the speed aficionados to go up to 174 mph (280 km/h) on the Autobahn or on the racetrack. The rumors also point out to the replacement of the TT RS Plus with the TT RS Performance model, which should reach dealers in 2017 packing 415 hp (420 PS).