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25 November 2009 No Comment

Rumor has it Audi will bring the TT RS to South Africa.

I know i’m not going to be the only one saying this when i say, the new Audi TT is awesome. It really looks the part of an aggressive sports monster. Problem is, LOOKS THE PART. But it’s never really played the part. Up until now the TT has been lacking that muscle to be a capable sports coupe. Audi’s solution to this problem is the Audi TT RS. It’s the first true sports car to be drafted by team Audi RS. Of course when the brilliant minds at MTM saw what was coming down the line, they got to work. The result is a formidable combination of style, power, grip and agility. Meet the MTM Audi TT RS. Competitors feel free to call in sick.

It’s still the smooth, sexy coupe its always been, but the spec-sheet shows that it now has some real bite. The stock TT-RS uses a 2.5L inline 5-cylinder engine fitted with Audi’s FSI system and a healthy turbocharger, making 340hp and 332lb ft. of torque. But like me, the MTM crew are never happy until they find out an engine’s true potential. MTM co-founder Roland Mayer actually helped develop the original I-5 engine, so naturally he knows how to utilize every part. And the RS motor was built with a light-weight bottom end, just waiting to be tampered with.
MTM AUDI TT RS - 312kw

Three engine packages were developed, but the top dog is the Stage 3. With a new exhaust and a tune, the engine puts out a serious 424hp and 412NM of torque.  Say goodbye to turbo-lag kids, it’s going to live with the dinosaurs as the turbo kicks in at 1600RPM. At a mere 1450kgs the MTM TT-RS will reach 100km/h in a Cayman S-slapping 4.2 seconds (.4 seconds faster than stock). The top speed is upped from 280 to 297kp/h. Other MTM options include 8 piston brakes, a sport suspension and slick 19”  wheels. With Quattro AWD (standard), you have a sports car that’s far beyond “capable.”
Audi TT Rs - Automodified

In stock form, the Audi TT RS is what TT owners always wanted it to be, a good looking car with solid performance. But the MTM treatment takes it to a different level entirely. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This car has the chops to hang with Porsches, Corvettes, M3s and the like. 424 HP, 1,400kgs  and AWD make it a serious performance car. With the TT’s classic good looks and MTM power, this car is a strong competitor on all fronts. And although originally slated for the European market only, rumor has it Audi will bring the TT RS to South Africa. No price yet, but at a glance, I would choose the MTM TT RS.

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