Audi TT-RS 2

The upcoming Audi TT RS has been sighted again, this time in brighter colours amidst cold, snowy surroundings. The hottest member of the TT range could debut at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the regular car and the slightly more powerful TTS, and this prototype provides us a glimpse of what to expect.

Even though the test mule seen here wears a TTS body, certain details say otherwise. For starters, the car’s rear diffuser roughly resembles that found on the RS3 Sportback, another member of the Audi RS club. The oval-shaped RS exhaust pipes, a trademark of RS models, is also another giveaway here. Furthermore, the prototype’s brakes are also larger and utilise drilled rotors unlike those found on the TTS, and RS logos are also partly visible on the calipers as well.

It is yet unknown what powertrain will be fitted to the Audi TT RS. A possibility could be the 2.5 litre TFSI from the RS3 Sportback, with 367 PS and 465 Nm on tap. Alternatively, the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept’s engine is also a viable candidate – its 2.0 litre turbocharged TSI churns out 394 hp and 450 Nm.

Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system should be featured as well to keep things in check. Based on shots of prototype’s interior, it looks like a six-speed stick shift is available here (enthusiasts, rejoice!), but expect a seven-speed wet dual-clutch S tronic transmission to be offered as an option as well.

GALLERY: Audi TT RS prototype at the Nurburgring