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The Audi TT-S in both flavors, coupe and cabrio, has been spotted in the wild. The car gets the 2.0-liter TSFI with a jump up to 280 HP instead of the 200 HP found in the base TT, or the 265 HP in the S3. The TT-S puts room between itself and lesser variants with a redesigned front fascia, larger brakes, quad pipes out back, and LED lamps along the lower front edge of the headlights.

The TT-S cabrio was caught at the Nurburgring. How well either car will challenge their sporty siblings remains to be seen, but we certainly won't complain about more power. The TT-S coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year, and be followed by even hotter TT-RS with 350 HP some time down the line.

Thanks for the tip, Gregory!

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      A lot of people like the "sleeper" look - the hidden performance rather than the obvious looks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I like the sleeper look. And actually I would have preferred if my ZHP had not sported a special airdam, rims, spoiler, etc. The little bit of difference made it look like I was a modder. Blech.
        • 7 Years Ago
        A lot? I think *some* do. How many can they expect to sell?

        If "a lot" of people felt that way M3s, RS4s, and C55 AMGs would out sell their diminutive siblings.

        This will be a $50K car (the RS). I bet a large majority of people with $50K to spend on a two seat sport car would go for something more garish over this. Say a Cayman, Corvette, a similar.


      • 7 Years Ago
      the 280 hp 4 should be the standard engine. Without it, the car is a total poseur car in its price range. The price shouldn't go up as the current 2.0t is so overpriced they shouldn't have to increase it by a dime - exchange rate be damned. I payed 27k for my GTI which has every option in the base TT except navigation and it has a full leather interior. To get that in a TT is 37 which is just stupid. Hell, an R32 is cheaper than a base TT and it has the quattro and Vr6
        • 7 Years Ago
        the base TT FWD 2.0l TFSI is faster as the R32 around a race track and lot faster as the GTI around a race track

        one example
        TT 2.0l FWD 8:40min
        R32 (Mk V) 8:49min
        GTi (Mk V) 8:53min

        the different between them is huge... the price different between them in Germany is minimal .. here is the R32 more expansive as a TT basic.. and a GTI is only little bit cheaper as a TT
        • 7 Years Ago
        difference between your GTI and the TT is that real enthusiasts drive the GTI whereas for the TT the target market isn't exactly people who want the most performance for their money.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sure it will kick ass. I love the new TT...

      ..but this German obsession with uber and uber-uber and uber-uber-RS versions of *every* *car* *in* *a* *lineup* is crazy.

      It's why I'd never buy this, a 911 Turbo, an AMG anything, or an M.

      If I am going to spend major bucks on a car it can't look exaclty like a car half its price.

      This TT will look nearly identical to the base model (which is pretty great, BTW) and call me shallow, but that makes for a waste of money.

      "Nice TT... my dental hygienist has one just like it."

      "well, actually, this is the RS version with 350 horsepower, AWD, and costs twice as much."

      "ugh huh... I like the color."

        • 7 Years Ago
        I kinda agree with you. I had a 330i with the ZHP package and to the normal joe it was a 330i...nothing different or special about it. Until they rode in it. I tihnk no matter you just gotta accept to non-car people the difference never matters. That's why BMW sells mostly 328s and Audi A4s with the 2.0T and FWD.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Contrary to you, I like the approachability of a non-exotic. With something that looks as exclusive as it is, people have a tendency to feel overwhelmed because they know you are rich. The sporty versions of normal and sporty-luxury cars offer the same amount of fun, but people that you meet for the first time won't see you as someone "out of their league."
        • 7 Years Ago
        A lot of people like the "sleeper" look - the hidden performance rather than the obvious looks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The car gets the 2.0-liter TSFI"

      Quick correction: It should read TFSI.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I whole heartedly agree. I hate how Audi has 4 of every car model. I really don't like the looks of this convertible. The canvas roof really makes it lose its shape, which is usually what attracts people to the TT. Although I have never really liked canvas roof convertibles. I say go hard (top) or go home.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Think yourselves lucky fellas.

      In the UK base model 2.0 TFSI roadster is around £28k ($56,000) and the 3.2 V6 around £32k($64,000)

      TT-S rumoured to start at £33,000--$66,000 !!!

      Do our gov. rip us off or what ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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