An Audi representative has confirmed there will be a new Audi TT-RS equipped with the firm’s well-known five-cylinder engine. The announcement was made by the company’s technical project manager Markus Siewart who justified the decision by saying “it’s a successful car, people love it, [and] people ask for the new one.” He refused to go into details but did confirm the new model will continue to use a five-cylinder engine.
He didn’t specify an exact horsepower number but did say the new model will be more powerful than the outgoing variant and it is believed the output will stand at around 360 PS – 380 PS (264 kW – 279 kW). The model will likely see the light of day sometime next year and obviously it will feature Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.
We remind you Quattro GmbH managing director Heinz Hollerweger hinted a while back at an Audi TT-RS Plus packing as much as 405 PS (298 kW) but specified that a decision regarding this more potent variant has not been taken yet. If there will be a Plus derivative, it will likely command a considerable premium over the standard TT-RS and could end up being a special edition to increase its exclusivity.
Note: 2015 Audi TT-RS render by Hansson pictured