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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 jus... 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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    Audi creates petition to bring TT RS to U.S.
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    The Audi TT RS wasn't meant for U.S. consumption, but the door hasn't quite closed on that possibility. When Audi of America let us drive the 340-horsepower coupe (it's faster and cheaper than a Porsche Cayman S), it earned all kinds of thumbs up. Still, Ingolstadt needs to know you really want it, so now you can register your desire via a new Facebook ...

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    Quick Spin: 2010 Audi TT RS performs, assuming Audi AG decides to deliver
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    There is only one Audi TT RS in the entire United States right now. And here we are, hurling the black coupe down the front straight at Willow Springs Raceway at 132 mph. We've been invited out to the sunny California desert on a pristine day to flog the hottest-ever Audi TT back-to-back against its TTS sibling, along with a few stints in the all-new S4 ...

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    Report: Audi TT RS headed to Canada in limited numbers, as is rear-drive BMW X1
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    When Audi launched the TT RS, we were initially told that the automaker had no plans to bring it to the States. And while rumors have cropped up that suggest otherwise, we still don't have the official word from Audi about whether we'll ever get the chance to experience the 335-horsepower TT. However, our friends to the north can apparently rejoice ...

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    Legalize It: Horchaus federalizing non-U.S. Audis for North America
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    We're going back and forth on this one. Do we file it under "We'll believe it when we see it" or "Pinch me I'm dreaming"? Either way, we get to sub-tag it, "Thank God for rich friends." That's right y'all, Audi is allowing Horchaus, the Canadian distributor MTM, to federalize some special four-ringers for American consumption. These are the real deal, ...

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    Audi A3 1.6 TDI shines during opening stages of efficiency challenge, scores 78.4 mpg (U.S.)!
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    Audi has kicked off its latest efficiency marathon in northern Norway this week with a fleet of A3, A4, A5, Q7 and TT models to demonstrate what they can do in the real world. Leading the pack in terms of minimal fuel consumption is the new A3 1.6 TDI. On the road in Norway in the opening stage, the drivers managed to squeeze out an astounding 78.4 mpg ...

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    Audi A3 1.6 TDI shines during opening stages of efficiency challenge, scores 78.4 mpg (US)!
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    Audi has kicked off its latest efficiency marathon in northern Norway this week with a fleet of A3, A4, A5, Q7 and TT models to demonstrate what they can do in the real world. Leading the pack in terms of minimal fuel consumption is the new A3 1.6 TDI. On the road in Norway in the opening stage, the drivers managed to squeeze out an astounding 78.4 mpg ...

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    Sportec chips the Audi TT RS to 400 horsepower
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    The jury's still out as to whether Audi's TT RS will ever make across the Atlantic. But for those on the other side – or for if/when it comes here – Swiss tuning firm Sportec has launched an ECU upgrade for the Four Ring's top-notch turbo terror. A simple remap of the engine management chip has got the stock turbo five's output up from ...

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    Pics aplenty: 2010 Audi TT RS is ready for its closeup
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    Audi has released a plethora of new beautiful photographs of the Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster, and it just makes us want them to change their mind about bringing the car to the United States even more. After all, what's not to love? The 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder puts out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft torque running through a six-speed manual ...

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    Rumormill: Audi TT RS, RS5 coming Stateside
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    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 ...

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    Geneva 2009: 2010 Audi TT RS
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    Disappointment comes in a variety of forms and this one carries an RS badge. The 2010 Audi TT RS may not be the baby-R8 rumored to appear in Geneva, but with a turbocharged, direct injected 2.5-liter five-cylinder putting out 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, it's the next best thing – too bad it'll never make it to the States.When deliveries begin ...

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    Geneva Preview: Audi teases TT RS with superlatives, new high-res photos
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    We have to admit that we got excited when we saw Audi had officially posted a press release and new photos of the TT RS that is set to make its debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show. After all, up until now we had only received the bare details and a few low-res photos of the car. The new pictures are great, but we have been left wanting with a press ...

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    Audi TT RS official pics, details hit the web
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    Forget the teasers. Here's the rest of the car. When it premieres in Geneva next month, the Audi TT RS will arrive in both coupe and convertible bodystyles. Both are powered by a 340-horsepower, 331 lb-ft, 2.5-liter turbo five cylinder. The driver rows a six-speed stick, and quattro channels power to all the wheels. 0-62 mph takes under 5 seconds. As the ...

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    Geneva TTeaseRS: Audi dangles first TT RS close-ups, audio file
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    We're not getting the Audi TT RS There's a 50/50 change we'll get the Audi TT RS here in the United States, and frankly, if we don't that sucks. Ingolstadt has released the first "teaser" details on the über-TT, which will get the full dog-and-pony next month at the Geneva Motor Show, and it sounds like a good time waiting to happen. The TT RS will ...

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    Audi TT-RS teaser supposedly surfaces ahead of Geneva
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    The pre-show prognostication surrounding Audi seems to be coming true. First came yesterday's preview of the A4 allroad quattro and today, a teaser hit the Web showing a blacked-out and be-winged rear end bearing the TT-RS logo.Although we're skeptical about the image's authenticity we've confirmed that the image is a fake, we've be assured by Audi that a ...

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    Audi TT-RS, A4 Allroad rumored to appear in Geneva
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    Until the Frankfurt Motor Show returns to Germany later this year, the Geneva Motor Show is the closest thing to home for Germany's automakers, and Audi's not about to let the opportunity pass it by. So we're expecting the four-ringed circus to roll in from Ingolstadt with several significant premiers.First up, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated ...

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    Audi TT-RS headed to Geneva Motor Show
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    Audi-philes have even more reason to rejoice now that news comes in of an imminent TT-RS launch next March at the Geneva Motor Show. The standard-fare TT offers plenty of punch, and the TT-S spices things up a bit with a high-pressure version of Audi/VW's 2.0L forced-induction four banger. Sometimes, way too much is, ya know... just enough, and for speed ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi TT-RS caught taking in the Arizona sun
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    Between the TT and the R8, Audi makes some pretty enticing sports cars. But there's a huge gap in the middle there, and the latest spy shots show a new derivative coming up to close the gap. Tentatively known as the TT-RS, the adrenaline-snorting top-shelf version of the stylish little Audi is expected to pack 350 horsepower thanks to a pair of sequential ...

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    Rumormill: Audi TTRS, RS5 on their way
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    We usually trust the guys at Fourtitude.com when talking about Audi because, well, that's their thing. So when they say that an upcoming über TTRS is in the product plans for Audi's U.S. lineup, we're inclined to believe. The all-Audi website is betting that the super coupe will be powered by a beefed-up, turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which is not ...

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    Spy shots: Audi TT-S
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    The first generation TT offered two choices: coupe and convertible. And while that technically counts as two different versions, an enthusiast who actually plans on driving the car knows that that's really just one choice of car. Audi has loosed the variation machine on this second generation TT, however, doubling the possible selections, with coupe and ...

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    Audi says more RS models quickly on their way
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    Quattro GmbH, Audi's high-performance subsidiary, is responsible for all manner of RS, S, S-line and "Exclusive" hotness for the automaker and has seen a substantial increase in sales over the last seven years. Back in 2000, it sold about 2,500 units. In 2007, it has produced just over 360,000 models imbued with Audi's distinct brand of performance street ...

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