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According to Britain's Autocar, the Audi TT RS is waiting for a nod from Audi brass. Here's hoping the suits start making like bobbleheads and greenlight the über TT soon. The skinny, according to Autocar, goes like this. The TT RS will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 2.5L 5-cylinder currently found under the hood of the VW Jetta. The high-po 5-banger will dish out a stiff 350 horsepower, a full 100 more than the current TT 3.2 quattro range-topper.

The mag speculates that the RS will be a coupe-only offering whose styling borrows elements from the extreme-looking TT Clubsport show car the automaker trotted out at the Wörthersee meet earlier this summer (gallery below). Autocar also spoke to an insider who claims to have heard the 2.5 turbo, and word is that the sound recalls that of the fabled capital-Q Quattro. If that's accurate and it sounds anything like this, it'll be a four-wheeled piece of Heaven on Earth. Expect a 5-second 0-60 sprint and a governed top end of 155 mph. Autocar also tells us to expect a TT S powered by a hopped-up version of the 2.0 TFSI motor making 261 horsepower. Please hurry, Audi.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It's funny.

      The 2.5L is universally derided by the world press, but strap a turbo on the thing and suddenly it's powering a hopped up TT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      auto motor und sport published over a year ago that the TT RS is a go and only avaible as a Coupe... according to auto motor und sport the 2.5l inline5 Twin Turbo is the half engine of a Gallardo.. which is accroding to the same magazine based on 2 inline5 from Audi. audi has a long tradition with high power inline5 turbo engines producing a typical Audi noise...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wha??? Coupe only? Thanks for nothing. Let's hope Autocar's speculation is wrong...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Anyone know why they'd use this engine instead of one of the various 6's they have available? It's not like it's ever gotten a good review in naturally aspirated form. Even Volvo -- who has much better I-5's -- is slowly dropping the I-5's in favor of I-6's.