Audi has added a new model to the TT range – the Audi TT RS plus, available in both roadster and coupe bodies. The plus in the model name denotes the extra 20 horsepower and 15Nm of torque the RS plus has over the normal RS, which results in 360 horsepower and 465Nm of torque from the car’s 2.5 liter 5-cylinder TFSI engine.
As a result, the TT RS plus Coupe can do the 100km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds with the 7-speed DSG box – the Roadster does the same in 4.2 seconds. With a 6-speed manual, the TT RS plus Coupe does 4.3 seconds and the Roadster – 4.4 seconds. About a third of a second better than the non-plus TT RS 6-speed manual numbers – 4.6 seconds for the Coupe and 4.7 seconds for the droptop.
The Audi TT RS plus is fitted with 19-inch cast wheels of five-arm “Rotor” design; they are painted black with contrasting red rim flanges. The wheels are fitted with 255/35 tires. A large, fixed rear wing increases downforce at the back of the car. The Singleframe radiator grille also sets the Audi TT RS plus apart visually: Its diamond-pattern mesh is in highly polished anthracite, its trim frame has a matt aluminum-look finish.
The housings of the exterior mirrors are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The dual-branch sport exhaust system has black oval tailpipe trims. A sound flap further intensifies the sound of the engine. The Carbon design package gives the engine compartment a more exclusive look. The knob on the gear or selector lever features an aluminum-look trim ring and a TT RS plus badge.