• Nov 19, 2009

MTM Audi TT RS - Click above for a high-res image gallery

German tuner MTM has a long history with Audi's inline-five. In fact, company founder Roland Mayer helped develop the turbocharged five-banger for the Sport Quattro back in the mid-80s, and MTM produced a 400 horsepower version of the motor as one of their earliest performance packages. Nearly 20 years later the technology and the cars have changed, but MTM is still doing its thing.

Its latest project is Audi's TT RS, which boasts 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft torque in stock trim. MTM is offering three stages of engine packages ranging from 404 to 424 horsepower courtesy of tweaks to the engine control unit and and an upgraded exhaust system. Naturally, the Stage Three kit provides a substantial boost performance, including a top speed of 185 mph and a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.2 seconds. A variety of other upgrades are available as well, including MTM's 19-inch Bimoto wheels, 15-inch brakes with eight-piston calipers, and lowering springs. Follow the jump for the official press release and check out the high-res gallery below.



[Source: MTM]

PRESS RELEASE:

It is still being good for best lap timing: the MTM Ur-Quattro S1, with its 5 cylinders engine, has once again shown this summer that it gets around the Hockenheimring almost as fast as the Porsche Armada. 25 years younger as the legendary S1 and directly from the same development department, the tuning specialist presents the MTM TT-RS with the rebirth of the 5 cylinders engine as perfect motorization for drivers who like their car being suitable for racing. After the MTM power therapy, the sport car from Audi gets a power of 424 BHP and 560 Nm of torque and shows itself with a new aerodynamic which is based on the Ur-Quattro.

The secret: love for details and understanding of the new engine from Audi. In addition to the adjustment of the engine control unit, MTM has also worked on the exhaust system: new middle- and end- pipes with throttle valves. Moreover, an additional pre-pipe with metal catalyser can be built in. The result: a high-revving engine, lots of torque in every range of performance and an impressive sound thanks to MTM exhaust system technology with throttle valve. A compact sports car which will be good for best lap times and this not only on the small track of Hockenheim.

The MTM TT-RS can be ordered in 3 different stages of power enhancement. Besides the maximal stage of 424 BHP with 84 BHP more as the 340 from the series car, MTM also offer 2 stages with 404 and 408 BHP and 550 Nm. MTM sports rims with the original BIMOTO design in 19 and 20", as well as suitable spacers in 20 mm and 30 mm are available.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsVerdict/Audi-TT-2.5-RS/242577/

      Of course the link above refers to the standard TT-RS but seeing as there are, as far as i have read, no chasis modifcations to the above car its merely a case of more power - something the TT-RS definitely is not lacking in the first place
        • 5 Years Ago
        how about linking us to the 'understeering mess' comment, that'd be good. comparing a FR car to a MR with expected results does not a mess make.
        • 5 Years Ago
        EVO mag for example http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/239629/audi_tt_rs.html

        The same remarks about understeer have also been voiced in TopGear, AutoExpress and numerous other magazines. TT-RS is a big disappointment compared to other RS Audis, live with it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car looks pretty sleek, I wonder how it would do against the M3.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It would annihilate M3. There's hardly any comparison between stock car and highly tuned one. Except of one area - the looks. TT looks like your typical hairdresser's car or a car some spoiled brat would drive. M3 at least looks pretty decent.
        • 5 Years Ago
        a stock m3? it'd pwn it. easily. quicker peak power, lighter, awd. no contest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      According to certain, respected, car magazines the car is a bit of an under-steering mess. All of the power yet none of the go
        • 5 Years Ago
        Do you have any links?
      • 5 Years Ago
      424 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.2s. How heavy is that thing?
        • 5 Years Ago
        it depends on the gearbox setup. some heavy cars do a quick 0-60 , but are slow after 60 , like the GT-R, some cars are slow to 60 but have constant acceleration up to very high speeds.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life - such as?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow... saying it looks awesome is an understatement.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seems like it would be a lot faster, I wonder if it has the Auto or Stick in it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Or.... you could get an R8. :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup, much more fun too
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dream car. Track and cruising all in one package....
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