A new report states the third generation Audi TT RS will have a minimum of 400 bhp. Sources close to the Ingolstadt-based automaker cited by Automobile Magazine are saying the high-performance coupe is about to get more exciting compared to the previous model by offering not only more power, but also improved dynamics. It will keep some of the familiar characteristics such as the iconic 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine which is believed to work exclusively with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) sending power to a quattro all-wheel drive system.
The new chassis will make extensive use of aluminum and this should grant not only a lower curb weight but also a more rigid body while the quattro setup will likely be tweaked to be rear-biased to make the new Audi TT RS fun.
The latest gossip indicates Audi will introduce the range-topping TT RS sometime in 2017 in Europe when the entire lineup will go through a mid-cycle refresh. Those living in United States will have to wait until 2018 to get the beefy coupe, but obviously it will be worth the wait as the new model has what it takes to be better in just about every way than its predecessor which proved to be very popular.