• Mar 9, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Audi TT RS

Audi's PR department has continued to toe the line that TT RS is not meant for Stateside consumption. However, MotorTrend's unnamed Audi insiders are saying the 335-hp coupe will make it to the U.S., albeit several months after its European introduction.

According to the report, Audi USA has decided to delay the introduction of the hottest TT so the new 265-hp TT S can gain traction in the U.S. – or more accurately, before the RS variant steals the show. But that's not all we have to look forward to.

The RS5 is still in the pipeline and MT pegs output of the 2+2 at around 500 hp, with a rear-bias Quattro system and a torque-vectoring rear differential joining upgraded brakes and a suitably aggressive body kit. We've already seen spy shots of the RS5 making runs around the 'Ring with its Bauhaus sibling, although there's still considerable debate about what lies under the hood, particularly after a video surfaced of the RS5 taking hot-laps around the Nordschleife.

While we're still suitably cautious about the TT RS' future in the States, Audi is considering bringing over the A4 Allroad – a model that was originally developed for our friends abroad – so there may be hope left for some more RS love in the U.S.




[Source: MotorTrend]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I might get flamed for this but I don't think the 5 is as good looking as some people are praising it to be. It does have the traditional bold Audi front and a decent rear end but something about it makes it look anonymous especially if it didn't have its LED on.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Rod,

        Sorry, I must agree with Rev, its hardly distinctive. Its still a wedge-on-wheels that shares a basic profile with virtually every other car in production.

        The Chrysler 300 is distinctive. It shares it shape with only the Rolls Phantom.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. I've seen several A5s on the road. It looks like a large Audi/glorified VW. Considering I'm not an Audi fan I couldn't distinguish it from any other Audi ~ though, in the white pics above it doesn't look that bad...

        But in person it sure is big. From the side it has that Honda look ~ kinda reminds me of the previous gen Accord. From the rear it looks like a BMW copy. And goodness, the little ornaments around the headlights look rice-o-licious ridiculous. Probably not cheap to get those replaced with less-ricey lights, though perhaps removing the fuse could at least turn them off?...
        • 5 Years Ago
        quote from Rev: -
        "Considering I'm not an Audi fan I couldn't distinguish it from any other Audi ~ though, in the white pics above it doesn't look that bad..." -

        The white car is the TT-RS, not the RS5. You may not be an Audi fan but can you honestly say that you don't see any differences between the two? Not even after reading the titles above the galleries??
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rev ur weird man. Park a A5 next to a Honda Accord and then we'll talk arite?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take my RS5 in the same gray as the test car, please.

      License plates will read: 4U2NV
      • 5 Years Ago
      RS5 Please!
      • 5 Years Ago
      500bhp, quattro, A5 looks, Audi interior...

      Now excuse me while I go off and buy lots and lots of lottery tickets.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that really is the truth....the interior alone will bury the competition....then throw in that HP..........its an elegant beast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet! Glad I haven't ordered an M3 yet!
      • 5 Years Ago
      well tt-rs nothing special. regular tt with sport package looks just as good to me personally. i dont mean anything bad but just the design of the car is good across all version that this does not stand out enough to be called RS.

      make it more RAW and call it RS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would take this RS5 over E92 M3 any day !!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a real beauty guys, nice rims and cool interiors. I wonder how much it costs..

      http://vw.carbay.org/ - Car Galleries
      • 5 Years Ago
      Both are outstanding looking in my opinion just like the entire Audi lineup. I think their SUV's are so much better looking than their German counterparts same for their most of their cars. Only the S Class looks as good as the A8 but the rest of lineup is dominated by Audi in style.

      Audi's are without a doubt my favorite of the luxury automakers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well Said, I agree. Audi's got something going these days.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well I sure hope they were gonna bring it here!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also bring RS6 to the Unites States. I want to see CTS-V vs RS6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At the rate our economy is going... who is going to be able afford these things? Not I.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, the dollar has strenghtened itself relative to alot of european currencies.. This summer i bought 1 Dollar for 5.90 swedish crowns... Today it's over 9 swedish crown... So european cars should be cheaper now... Because everything got really expensive to bouy from the US.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If the TT-RS makes it state side I'll buy one, the RS5 won't be that much quicker, though the V10 sounds great the TT-RS is simply going to rock in the canyons and on the track.
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