The 2016 Beijing Auto Show was the perfect opportunity for the German based Audi carmaker to officially unveil the hardcore 2017 TT RS Coupe and Roadsters versions, which will hit European dealerships this autumn from 66,400 euros for the Coupe, while the Roadster will be had from a higher 69,200 euros.
We are looking here at a much more potent 2017 Audi TT RS both in the Coupe as well as in the Roadster, which will receive a significant power boost under the hood, way too significant than the recently reviewed 2016 Audi TTS.
Both versions are packing a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-five engine, which churns out 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, available between 1,700 rom and 5,850 rpm. The power is sent to all four axles via a Quattro all-wheel drive system and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds in the Coupe and 3.9 seconds in the Roadster, at a topping of 250 km/h.
All these performance figures were also achieved thanks to the cars` lightweight characteristics. This means that the TT RS is 0.03 inches lower than the base model, weighing 3,174 pounds in the Coupe and 3,373 pounds in the Roadster.
In terms of styling cues, the all-new TT RSs come with a new front fascia with wider air intakes, along with the 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels, while the cabins have also received some slight changes, like updated Virtual cockpit display front and center, and a few more.