VIDEO: Joe Achilles drives the Audi TT RS Facelift

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The Audi TT RS has just received a fresh new facelift, along with the rest of the TT lineup. It was already a great looking car, and one that needed little refreshing, but it received its facelift anyway. Thankfully, the TT RS remains mechanically the same, as it was and still is a great car to drive. In this new video from Joe Achilles, we get to see the newly refreshed TT RS.

Under the hood still lies a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that makes a very healthy 400 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers almost seem pedestrian by today’s standards but they’re more than enough. The little TT RS is capable of 0-60 mph in the mid three-second range. That’s properly quick and is about where the first-gen Audi R8 V10 was. So you can see how far we’ve come in just a few years.

According to Achilles, it feels every bit as fast as Audi claims and its power is usable in any sort of weather. That’s what makes the Audi TT RS so compelling. At its price point, there’s really no other car that can match its performance, capability and all-weather usability.

That brings us onto the price. The test car Achilles is driving in this video wears a sticker price of £67,000 (the equivalent of $85,000). That’s a huge price tag for any variant of the TT, RS or otherwise. Still, at that price point, there’s really not many other cars that can deliver its kind of performance in any sort of condition.

Plus, as both Achilles and his co-drive Paul Wallance point out, it feels as expensive as it is. Built quality is said to be excellent and the interior feels very premium and upscale. So while it’s an expensive car, it comes with the luxuries expected from its price tag, along with astonishing performance and a killer soundtrack.