Running a six-speed transmission, the new 450Nm TFSI powerplant will be good for a 0-62mph sprint of 4.5 seconds – yet also capable of returning 28mpg while touring. In fact, Audi believes the TT RS will be one of the most efficient sports cars in production when it finally hits the street in late 2009.
According to the dealer specs, the TT RS will be distinguished by large front air intakes, 18ins aluminium wheels and twin oval tailpipes. The cabin will get the familiar ‘RS treatment’ with special badging and special sports seats.
Both coupe and cabrio models are going to be released together, although no official price details have been revealed. But somewhere in the region of £45k - £50k seems reasonable.