Australian media has managed to find out some preliminary details about the upcoming Audi TT RS. Likely coming out sometime next year or in 2017, the range-topping derivative of the third generation TT is expected to borrow the RS3’s five-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine but in this new application it will be tuned to deliver more than 407 PS (300 kW).
If this number pans out, expect the Audi TT RS to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in around 4 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 174 mph (280 km/h). The sublime performance will be matched with a wider and more aggressive body, sportier suspension setup, larger wheels, lowered ride height and beefier brakes.
Also expect to see a more prominent rear wing and additional vents for cooling the engine and brakes while inside the cabin there will likely be an assortment of tweaks denoting it’s an RS version. The model will likely be shown at a major auto show next year, possibly in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show but Audi could decide to wait until the beginning of October for the Paris Motor Show, with sales to commence late 2016 or early 2017.
Note: Attached images are unofficial renders.