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2012 Audi TT RS

Planting The RS Flag On American Soil Audi has made it clear that it's only a matter of time before we finally get the chance to enjoy a wider slice of the company's RS offerings in the United States. The German automaker has already confirmed that next year will see the arrival of the RS5, and additional models are presently being discussed for U.S. introductions. But Audi has already fired the first shot in its effort to redefine what the RS badge means to American consumers with its 2012 TT RS. With 360 horsepower squeezed from a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.5L I5
Power:
360 HP / 343 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$56,850 base
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    Pics Aplenty: 2012 TTXGP World Championship at Daytona
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    It was a small field of five. The stands were completely empty. And yet, the 2012 TTXGP World Championship was pretty frickin' awesome. For the first time ever the event was being held on American shores – at the historic Daytona International Speedway, no less – and, with the winners from the North American, European and Australian TTXGP ...

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    Video: Audi ties new TT RS to IMSA GTO-conquering 90 Quattro
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    "A race car has a soul." So says Hand-Joachim Stuck, winner of the 1990 DTM Championship behind the wheel of the iconic Audi 90 Quattro. Not surprisingly, Audi would love you to draw a connection between the soul of the turbocharged five-cylinder-powered Quattro of old with the soul-stirring new TT RS. Successful racing heritage is, after all, a major ...

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    Official: Audi TT S Line competition special edition announced
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    Audi has introduced an S Line Competition version of the TT that dresses things up with the S Line sport and exterior packages, plus a few extra features at reduced cost. Globally, it can be fitted to any TT with up to 211 horsepower, which for us means the standard 2.0 TFSI coupe since we don't get the diesel or smaller gas engines. New bumpers, sills, ...

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    Video: AWD vs. One Wheel Drive: Audi TT RS Plus pitted against Ducati 1199 Panigale S
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    It was only a matter of time, folks. As soon as Audi finalized its purchase of the Ducati brand, we knew to expect a slew of comparison tests pitting the German automaker's finest wares against the two-wheeled exotica rolling out of Italy's best-known motorcycle maker. The scribes from Germany's Auto Bild have indeed taken up the challenge. But what ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Audi TT RS Plus is a diet we can live with
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    The 2012 Audi TT RS Plus has officially bowed at the Geneva Motor Show. The stunning little coupe packs the same 360 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque as the TT RS we know and love here in the States, but with around 100 fewer pounds to lug around. Audi still isn't saying where the weight savings comes from, though we'd wager the coupe boasts ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi TT mule shows little, promises much
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    When we last checked in with the little bit of speculation there's been on the coming, third-generation Audi TT, rumors said the TT would move upmarket to make MSRP space below for a mid-engined Audi R4. With the R4's future in question, who knows how the TT will play it, but other scuttlebutt says that the TT will be on the MQB platform, will combine ...

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    Official: Audi introduces 360-hp TT RS 'plus'
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    A few months ago, we heard word Audi was hard at work on an even sharper version of its TT RS, and as it turns out, those rumors were true. Well, sort of. The German automaker has unveiled the Audi TT RS 'plus' in the EU, though the vehicle produces the same 360 horsepower as the fire-breather we sampled last year. The 0-60 mph dash takes the same 4.1 ...

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    Report: Hagerty predicts this year's future classics
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    The world would be considerably less entertaining if we could all predict the future. Even so, the classic car gurus at Hagerty Insurance have cast a few chicken bones in an attempt to figure out which vehicles produced today might eventually turn collectible. The company restricted entrants to hardware with a price tag of less than $100,000, so the list ...

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    Report: Audi developing lighter, more powerful TT RS Plus?
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    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 ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Audi TT RS
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    Planting The RS Flag On American Soil Audi has made it clear that it's only a matter of time before we finally get the chance to enjoy a wider slice of the company's RS offerings in the United States. The German automaker has already confirmed that next year will see the arrival of the RS5, and additional models are presently being discussed for U.S. ...

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    Official: First 2012 Audi TT RS delivered in Texas
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    Ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 Audi TT RS has officially landed in the United States. And there was much rejoicing. Audi has announced that one Don Istook has purchased the very first American-spec TT RS from Fort Worth Audi in Texas. Istook is a longtime Audi enthusiast, having raced Quattro coupes in the mid-1980s, and in more recent times, S4 and TT ...

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    Official: 2012 Audi TT RS priced from $56,850*
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    Audi has finally released U.S. pricing on the company's 2012 TT RS. Buyers looking to jump into the 360-horsepower coupe can plan on handing over $56,850 (*plus any applicable destination charges) for the pleasure of ownership. That pricing scoots the mean little Audi well under the Porsche Cayman S at $62,100, though the topless Boxster S narrows that ...

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    Review: 2011 Audi TT 2.0 Quattro Coupe
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    Least Costly TT Gives Entry-Level A Very Positive Meaning Audi invited us out to a California track a little more than a year ago for some hot laps in its new TT RS. Fresh out of development, the enthusiast-tuned variant of its ever-stylish coupe was fitted with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder sending 340 horsepower to every corner through Audi's ...

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    Video: BMW 1 Series M faces off against Audi TT RS on track
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    Here's a matchup made in heaven. The crew from Motor Sport Magazine took the time to pit the BMW 1 Series M Coupe against a fitting rival – the Audi TT RS. The two German sports coupes go fender-to-fender on track, and thanks to a few well-placed video cameras, we get to ride along for the action. There's plenty of tail-wiggling glory from the ...

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    Video: Audi TT RS blasts from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds with Car and Driver
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    When Car and Driver tested the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 FSI, the magazine managed a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. That's supercar territory, which is to be expected of a $165,00 Audi with 525 horsepower and all-wheel-drive. The 2012 Audi TT RS should hit dealer lots this summer, with a much more reasonable Monroney somewhere in the $60,000 territory. The ...

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    Rumormill: More powerful Audi TT RS Plus on the way
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    Is there a more powerful Audi TT RS on the horizon? According to some leaked information, that appears to be the case. An iteration of the two-door has appeared in internal Audi documents with the name TT RS Plus. It's power output is listed at 355 horsepower, which is a 20 pony jump over the current 335-hp TT RS. It may not sound like much, but if ...

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    Audi TT RS endurance racer looks very serious
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    Originally, Audi didn't plan to send the TT RS over for the U.S.. Thanks to a petition on Facebook, it changed its tune and the car go on sale Stateside sometime in the near future. Once again turning to Facebook, we came across these photos of a TT RS variant we'll never see in our driveway, regardless of how often we click the "Like" button: a ...

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    MTM launches its 472-horse Audi TT RS with a 194 mph run at Nardo
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    You'd be forgiven for believe the Audi TT RS is fast enough. By most accounts it is, packing a 340 horsepower, turbocharged inline five, it's good for a four-and-a-half-second sprint to sixty and a 174 mph top speed. But if you're going after the triple-century metric mark (close to 200 mph), you're going to need a little something extra. So says MTM. ...

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    Audi TT RS headed to America after Facebook petition success
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    Audi has just announced that it will begin importing the hottest version of its little sports car, the TT-RS, in the third quarter of next year. The product move comes after Audi whipped up a Facebook petition page that gathered in excess of 11,500 signatures in just a month's time. The move to import the 360-horsepower Porsche Boxster and ...

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    Audi S7 likely headed for Paris, TT RS for U.S. decision imminent
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    Autoblog is driving the stunning new Audi A7 Sportback at its international media launch this week in Sardinia, and the scuttlebutt around the hotel bar is that a hotter performance variant, the S7, will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in the coming weeks. With garden-variety U.S. A7 five-door powered by the latest evolution of Audi's ...

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