It was early March at the Geneva Motor Show when Audi unveiled the third generation TT together with its hotter TTS sibling and now almost three months later the automaker is still putting the finishing touches on its stylish coupe. Seen here is a prototype of the TTS undergoing some last-minute testing in Germany around the Nürburgring circuit.
Until the roll-out of TT RS and TT RS Plus derivatives, the Audi TTS Coupe version will sit on top of the range thanks to its turbocharged, four-cylinder 2.0-liter TFSI engine outputting no less than 310 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm between 1,800 rpm and 5,700 rpm. It’s enough power to propel the lighter, smaller and lower quattro- equipped German coupe to 100 km/h from a standstill in as little as 4.7 seconds before reaching an electronically-governed top speed of 250 km/h.
The Audi TTS Coupe boasts a rear spoiler which automatically deploys at speeds of more than 121 km/h and benefits from a McPherson front suspension combined with a four-link rear arrangement while stopping power comes from 338mm front ventilated disc brakes.
Sales of the MQB-riding 2014 Audi TTS Coupe are scheduled to commence in the second half of the year, with pricing to be revealed closer to the model’s market introduction. The aforementioned TT RS and TT RS Plus versions are likely to be introduced in 2015 or 2016.