We recently saw the Audi TT RS spied without any camouflage at a gas station in Spain, likely indicating that Audi is close to unveiling it to the public quite soon. Well now, we get to look at the TT RS Roadster testing at the Nurburgring wearing only minimal camo.
If you saw the TT RS without camo, it’s pretty obvious as to what the TT RS Roadster will look like. If you’ve seen a TTS Roadster, it looks a lot like that, except with some RS specific bits, like larger front air intakes. This TT RS Roadster will use the same powertrain and suspension technology as the standard coupe, but will be slightly heavier and less rigid, thanks to its removable top. Expect power to remain the same, at around 400 hp from a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder, but performance to drop a bit because of the weight.
The Audi TT RS Roadster will compete with cars like the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 and Porsche 718 Boxster S. Though, the TT RS would be the only car of the bunch to have all-wheel drive and will still have quite a bit more power, so expect it to be faster than its competition.
Audi will probably be debuting its TT RS Coupe quite soon, possibly even at the New York International Auto Show next week, and the Roadster shouldn’t be too far behind. It’s likely that it could launch later this year, possibly in the fall.