Audi TT RS will be beauty and beast

The first gen Audi TT was known as a beauty, but hardly a beast. In many a comparo it was passed over for the top spot because its relatively heavy curb weight kept it from keeping up with the pack. Enter the Audi TT RS scheduled to arrive by the end of the year in Europe and likely never in the U.S. Auto Express reports that Audi is boring out the TT's 3.2L V6 to 3.6L, which should produce a stout 350-hp. Quattro all-wheel drive will, of course, be standard along with better brakes and a stiffer suspension. In an effort to shed some of those pounds that used to slow the TT down, Audi will be replacing the car's steel doors and hatch with aluminum ones. The RS will also look evil fast with bigger flared fenders, a front splitter and mesh air intakes, as well as what we're guessing will be rather large rolling stock. 0-60? Less than five seconds. Damn. Starting price? Around $75,000. Damn.

Note: the above pic is a fanboy's photoshop rendering from MonsterMonster.

[Source: Auto Express]
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