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The Audi TT RS is the first classic sports car in the RS family. Like the RS
4 and the RS 6, the Audi TT RS was developed by quattro GmbH. Its key data are
outstanding: 4.4 seconds for the sprint from zero to 60 mph and 15.9 seconds
from zero to 124 mph on the way to an optional top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) -
the TT RS is the fastest production sports car in the compact class. And it is a
purist driving machine - powerful, lightweight, efficient, conceived and
implemented without compromise.
purely visual standpoint, the TT RS Coupe is a charismatic athlete. When
standing still, it appears to be pushing forward. The strong sheet-metal body
and the tautly curved surfaces, delimited by sharp lines, give the impression of
a sculpture in motion. A series of design highlights impart the TT RS with that
air of concentrated power that characterizes a top-of-the-line model.
always with Audi, the front end is characterized by the single-frame grille,
which is encircled by a matt aluminum-look frame. The grille insert, which bears
a TT RS badge, features a shiny black rhombus design - a design mirrored by the
large side air intakes. Their widely extended edges draw air into the engine
compartment - the left intake routes the air across the gearbox; the right
intake routes air to an additional water cooler. The turbocharger draws its
intake air through the upper section of the single-frame grille, while the
intercoolers sit behind the lower segment of the grille.
The front skirt
has been redesigned. Its splitter and the rear spoiler work together to provide
perfect aerodynamic balance. Audi offers the splitter, the lip of the diffuser
insert and the mounting for the rear spoiler in aluminum look as an option.
The headlamp design is an identifying feature of all current Audi models.
Xenon plus lamps are standard on the TT RS. They are accentuated by daytime
running lights, whose 12 light-emitting diodes form a straight line. Together
with the "wings" (dual plastic wings), the LEDs make the headlamps seem like
little technical works of art.
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