SPIED: Facelifted Audi TT RS caught testing on Nurburgring

One of the most exciting cars to come from Audi Sport in a long time is the Audi TT RS. With looks like a baby Audi R8, 400 hp and a fire-cracker personality, the TT RS is one of the most fun and interesting cars that Audi currently makes. And it’s going to get even more exciting soon, as the folks in Ingolstadt are currently working on a facelift for the TT RS, which should bring about slightly new looks and possibly even more performance.

Caught testing on the Nurburgring, this newly-facelifted 2019 Audi TT RS has just been seen wearing heavy camouflage (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here). In these photos, we can see that it looks ever-so-slightly different on the outside. Its headlights appear to be slimmer and longer and they should also be fully-LED. Being that the front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper are covered in camouflage, we’re assuming that they’re changed as well.

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We aren’t aware of any changes that will be made to the Audi TT RS, mechanically, though. At the moment, the TT RS uses a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which makes 400 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That engine could get a few extra horses for the facelifted model, but don’t expect anything significant. That doesn’t matter, though, as the current Audi TT RS can get from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, which is faster than a BMW M4 and the Cadillac ATS-V. So it’s a seriously quick car.

On the inside, we’re also not expecting a lot of changes. The only thing that it might get is the new Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster that we’ve seen on the new Audi A8 and A7. That would be a welcome upgrade, as the new version looks even better than the current one.

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This facelifted model is still early in development so we won’t see anything official for awhile. Stay tuned.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.