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Friday 10th February 2012

Audi TT RS Plus announced

RS TT gets a bit hotter with 360hp 'Plus' upgrade package



The new 360hp Audi TT RS Plus takes the already grunty and purposeful TT RS and, well, adds a bit more. While you might have thought a bit more soul would have been more welcome than a 20hp boost Audi clearly hasn't quite lost the obsession with playing horsepower Top Trumps and the TT RS Plus is all about the numbers.

Mo' money, mo' power, etc
Mo' money, mo' power, etc
So it's a couple of tenths faster to 62mph, this now taking 4.3 seconds for the manual against 4.5 seconds in the standard RS. Add seven-speed S Tronic and this falls further to 4.1 seconds, again two tenths faster than the equivalent RS. Roadsters are a tenth slower. Plus also equals more Autobahn bragging rights, the RS's 155mph limiter now raised to 174mph.

The Plus format has been used before on Audi RS models of course, most notably on the previous generation RS6 Plus, which boosted the Cosworth-built twin turbo V8 from 450hp to a mighty 480hp. And made a tremendous noise doing it.

The TT Plus meanwhile gets the questionable red-rimmed 19-inch 'Rotor' wheels also seen on some RS3s, carbon mirror housings, black exhaust tips and a revised grille.

'Tasteful' wheels part of the package
'Tasteful' wheels part of the package
UK availability has yet to be confirmed but German prices have and in its home market the TT RS Plus will cost 60,650 Euros for a manual coupe, compared with 56,750 Euros for the equivalent regular RS. In the UK the same car would cost £45,180, meaning you're unlikely to see much change from £50K if the Plus makes it over here. Arguably the kind of 'Plus' the RS really didn't need.

 

 

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Andy20vt

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A bit too much 'bling' for my liking. Sure the footballers will love it though!

StottyZr

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The wheels... vomit

stuckmojo

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It may be lightning-quick but in my eyes it's as ugly as sin. Horrible.

A lex

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They should have just been honest and called it the 'Wealthy Chav Special' - as thats exactly the market it will appeal to.


Bobdenero

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Wrong !
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VeeDub Geezer

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£5k for a remap and a wheel refurb? Really?

What would a generic remap add to the "standard" TT RS?

Ex Boy Racer

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Here we go again; bashing things that you haven't even driven yet.
I had a TTRS and it wasn't as bad as all that. It was very fast, very stable and a few fast miles on a good road were pretty satisfying.Not as tactile as some others, but good in its way. Several long-termers in magazines ending up getting favourable reviews too - the car grows on you and has feel-good in spades.
Truth is, the car is a little heavy on the road but its trump card is its performance so surely upping that performance makes a lot of sense...
Spoiler and wheels aren't for me though...

doogz

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Ex Boy Racer said:
Here we go again; bashing things that you haven't even driven yet.
I had a TTRS and it wasn't as bad as all that. It was very fast, very stable and a few fast miles on a good road were pretty satisfying.Not as tactile as some others, but good in its way. Several long-termers in magazines ending up getting favourable reviews too - the car grows on you and has feel-good in spades.
Truth is, the car is a little heavy on the road but its trump card is its performance so surely upping that performance makes a lot of sense...
I don't think anyone's bashing the drive of the thing. And yeah, it might be nice to drive, but you're not going to get back out again and decide it suddeny looks better.

VeeDub Geezer

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Ex Boy Racer said:
Here we go again; bashing things that you haven't even driven yet.
I love the car. I'm just questioning the need for a "plus" model.

MonkeyMatt

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Give this a better steering feedback and it will be an awsome car as point to pont the standard car is quicker than a lot of its rivals!

Steering Audi! you know you want too!

forest172

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Those wheels are shocking

BigTom85

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5 or so years ago I'd have been nursing a semi over this. These days its just a bit "meh".

I'm sure it will be very competent, but it looks fecking terrible. Not my cuppa at all.

Although now the Mk1 TT is getting on a bit, I'm starting to warm to them, and I used to hate the things!

abarber

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Still going to be utterly dull and inert to drive.

For the Audi S line massive. Give me an FT86 instead smile

jamiekip

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Who at Audi thinks black wheels with red trim looks 'sporty'?
A TT can't pull this off (nor can the RS3 for that matter).
Aside from that, some nice end of line enhancements (carbon mirrors etc), but the price is simply to high

craigb84

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£50k for a TT? Jesus. I didn't know guys at phones4u made that much.

Dr S

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Who in his right mind would buy this over a Cayman S/R?

Charlie Michael

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Dr S said:
Who in his right mind would buy this over a Cayman S/R?
+1

pagani1

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This is the End Of line halo model-Huge Depreciation Special-yonder comes a sucker. The price is meant to soften up the market for when the next model TT is released next year at increased prices. Buy it at your peril!!!

oggy85

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I thought it was mo' money, mo' problems? confused

MonkeyMatt

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Charlie Michael said:
+1
Someone who want somthing faster and cheaper? Though I am quite sure the Cayman drives better
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