This new generation of Audi TT RS is a superb car, one that combines fantastic performance, a superb noise and one of the best engines on the planet into one great looking package. However, the TT RS wasn’t always so good, as the original TT RS, based on the Mk2 Audi TT, wasn’t all that great of a car. It looked good and was quick, but wasn’t the precision machine that this new car is. However, it still had a brilliant 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine.
Okay, so technically this new engine is different from the original one. But the Mk2 Audi TT RS’ five-pot was still incredible and has even more tuning potential built into it. That’s why tuners love the TT RS, as it has the capability to pack just silly horsepower in such a small car.
This Mk2 Audi TT RS shown in this video is producing over 600 hp, which is crazy in such a light car. We don’t know what’s been done to this engine to make that sort of power but we’re assuming a muhc bigger turbo, maybe even two, an engine tune, intake and exhaust. Stuff like that. That monstrous engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and powers all four wheels. We wonder if anything was done the gearbox because it’s typically not capable of handling that sort of power.
It doesn’t matter when you watch the video, though. The acceleration and the noise are not only ridiculous but addictive. Hearing that crazed 2.5 liter psychopath of an engine evokes the sounds of rally cars ripping through dirt and mud. Which makes sense, as Audi used to use a similar five-cylinder engine in its original fire-spitting Audi Quattro Group B Rally Car.
Then there’s the acceleration, which is just incredible. Watch the speedometer as the driver nails the throttle from a standstill and the rate at which it climbs is staggering. It’s also flipping scary. I was scared for these two guys. One false move and German police would be picking them up with a shovel. Anyway, it’s crazy and awesome and ridiculous and that noise, ugh the noise. Just go watch it.