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Audi TT RS Spotted Undisguised on US Soil

 Audi TT RS Spotted Undisguised on US Soil
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We've got the TT, we've got the more powerful TTS, now all we have to wait for is the super powerful TT RS and judging by these latest shots that wait is nearly over. Our spies caught this completely undisguised Audi TT RS prototype whilst undergoing some hot weather testing in Arizona.

When released at the end of the year, the TT RS will go head-to-head with the Porsche Cayman. There are reports the engine performance will be boosted to 350hp using twin sequential turbochargers, a figure that is low enough that it won't impede on the R8 but high enough to offers an attractive alternative to the 272hp TTS. All this power will be directed through Audi's permanent 4WD Quattro system and six-speed manual transmission.

Pricing for the new model is expected to start at around €50,000.

Published Aug 22, 2008 7:00 pm By Clinton Deacon
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JedTI
I noticed no one mentioned the reflash option that jumps trq and hp by around 70. This cars purpose in life is to kill M3s and Caymans!
Feb 21, 2010 3:07 am
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alessandro
I've noticed that most surprising design thing for mayority of car enthusiasts is a next finally undisguised Audi.
Sep 6, 2008 2:27 pm
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MadMaTTer
so what engine did they finally decide on this? the V5 or VR6?
Aug 29, 2008 11:17 pm
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w00d00
very nice
Aug 26, 2008 7:23 pm
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Decypha
ooh what an upgrade...
Aug 26, 2008 5:47 pm
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Speedoholic
It's a girl's car and that's that. It's very small. I mean with its price you can buy a 135i Coupe
Aug 25, 2008 10:58 pm
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MadMaTTer
sorry but the TT is alot more manly than a 135i
Aug 29, 2008 11:15 pm
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Xanavi23
I don't like the front bumper too much, but i do love the car. I've always liked the TT, and the 3.2VR6 was a great offering, this is even better. Audi is being smart here IMO, looks aside.
Aug 25, 2008 6:04 pm
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XXXi
Wow, Audi just opened a ballsy act. The lead role is assigned to the half awesome half irritating character. Congrats for having the balls to put the clubsport TDI!!! front bumper but... ah, disappointment again: what...did the designers fled in fear after the PM threaten to kill them if they continue to make decent looking car?!? Minuses for: Audi "style", Audi "lets release the RS for 6 moths, then let wannabes drool at it but weep at the price and mpg, and then release the far more "logical" choice of the TDI", BIG MINUS for "Audi's permanent 4WD Quattro"...bleah(c'mon Audi if you found your balls...don't hide anymore your slip angle and roll under a Quattro system) ...Cayman's RWD while thrive on that...no matter the supposed gap of about 50 bhp...on the circuit. So in my opinion this is just(soon to be very poorly sold) eye candy for the TDI true Audi buying force and not even nearing a Cayman experience.
Aug 25, 2008 4:15 pm
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wisp
Spot the diffrence betwen the two bumpers. These guys have most likely used a bumper identical to one on their Q5 on a TT. Only Audi can try this cheap shot. Next they might 'glue'the Q7 bumper on the A8 at he rate they are going. Too much use of Tupper ware please please... http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080821.010/abt-sportsline-take-on-audi-q5
Aug 25, 2008 11:35 am
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_M7_
no more so gay look for the TT :)
Aug 25, 2008 3:13 am
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brocky
Damn, look at those intakes. The design of the intake areas aren't the best they've done with their audis but this thing looks like it's going to suck up all the air in it's path. BEAST!
Aug 24, 2008 1:17 pm
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tootall
Here's a senario.... You're driving along the highway, autobahn, autostrada, whatever. And in your rearview mirror, you observe the vicious, ferocious character of the front end of this vechicle coming up fast on your rear. And before you know it.... It blows pass you and continues on it's merry way. And as it dose this, you observe the characteristics of the rear end of the same car and you begin to wonder "what went wrong?!?" and if it was indeed the same car that you observed in the begining. I guess the point I'm trying to make here is that neither ends of this car compliments each other, nor dose each other any type of justice. As catchmyshadow suggested, it may indeed might not be the final product. But if the above photos dose prove to be a final product, then Audi have a bit of explaining to do and some sorting out of things in that department.
Aug 24, 2008 9:39 am
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IpsesNipse
Ihated the old TT, it was only a regular VW Golf. But the new one looks good and is a premium sportscar and apparently soon with almost supercar performance. And im sorry but you dont buy a TT for exclusity. Its still a fairly normal car even if it looks good. So you shouldnt cry just cause another TT stops next to yours. Its for young lads who are beginning to get rich and wants a fast car and dont care about any other sides about it.
Aug 23, 2008 9:37 pm
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Joe_Limon
whoot, I'd drive a 350hp audi tt.
Aug 23, 2008 6:58 pm
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catchmyshadow
-the
Aug 23, 2008 4:27 pm
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catchmyshadow
the front bumper could be still be fake and NOT the final one. the RS5 won`t have that huge-air-intake-bumper it seems, although the spy pics were suggesting: http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/audi_100166378_m.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=1NX1S67K1EPB17FHDG82&Expires=1219938601&Signature=%2BScyT2yT8g9bOl47CAIC8qhRfjE%3D http://www.autoblog.it/post/15313/audi-rs5-svelata-in-anteprima-da-car-pero
Aug 23, 2008 4:23 pm
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great_supercars255
what, so the best bit on a rubbish car is now fake?
Aug 23, 2008 6:59 pm
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unknownuser
Reminds me of Darth Vader.
Aug 23, 2008 11:03 am
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great_supercars255
agreed to many TT's
Aug 23, 2008 10:09 am
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kevoluetion
Audi just gets better and better
Aug 23, 2008 8:40 am
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The_woo_factor
CAYMAN KILLER!
Aug 23, 2008 8:38 am
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