What's better than a 360-horsepower Audi TT RS? Well, not a whole heck of a lot, as we recently found while test-driving the pint-sized beast on American soil. But how about a TT RS Plus with more power and less weight? Now that's the ticket.

Rumors pouring in from overseas suggest that Audi is preparing to upgrade the coupe's 2.5-liter turbo five to 385 horsepower and removing some 130 pounds worth of extra weight – like the rear seats, for a start. Given that the current version already runs the 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, dropping that time into the threes wouldn't be out of the question.

Of course with the TT RS still making its way to these shores, we wouldn't hold our breath for the Plus version. One supercar-trouncing super-coupe at a time, right?


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      Zayd
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm an Audi driver but I would take a 911 over a TT any day
        rty
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zayd
        I would take a R8 GT over the 911.
        Alex Butti
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zayd
        I think the base model 911 goes for A LITTLE more than an Audi TT-RS. I might be wrong though.
      Typhon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The TT RS's sound is the deal breaker for me.. So many Gr. B memories from the 5 cylinder sound...
      Thomas
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe they watched fifth gear and how the rs looked bad in comparison to the 1 M ;)
        Georg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thomas
        that was the less hardcore RS3 not the TT-RS... the TT-RS had no problems to outrun the M3 Coupe in the straight up to 125mph and at many race tracks the TT-RS is able to offer the same or better track perfromance... The TT-RS is the right car to compare it to the 1M Coupe... both are 2 door coupe..the RS3 is only avaible as 4door shooting brake...big weight and weight balance disadvantage
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thomas
        TTRS is 10k more than 1M. TTRS+ would be 10k or maybe even more. Just better to buy Porsche and have fun.
          rty
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          Porsche is much more expensive...
      Carlos Cruz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is the DSG?
      oRenj9
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is a damn sexy looking car. But, $57,000 is pretty steep in my eyes.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oRenj9
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      Higher750
      • 3 Years Ago
      This will likely be only for the Euro market. They've had the TTRS for a couple years now and their motor has a little less power than the North American motor. It makes sense to give the Euro cars at least a bump in power to the current North American level.
      NKonline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on. Make a brand new TT already!!!
      wilkegm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can you imagine that hardware under a new "super beetle"?
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