The TT RS Coupé was built with legendary Audi Sport performance features such as a redesigned 5-cylinder engine, providing 400PS of power to launch from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. Consistently premium-feeling, the TT feels uniquely well-suited to life on the UK’s roads, where its compact size and nimble handling allude it well to winding British lanes.
The exterior of the TT RS Coupé is squat, muscular and certainly eye-catching. Considering it’s actually quite a small car out on the road, it commands a lot of attention. We’ll admit that the RS model, with its huge rear wing and wide oval exhaust pipes does look distinctly more noticeable compared with the regular TT models, so if standing out from the crowd is for you then the TT RS is likely to be right up your street.
Even base-spec cars ride on large 19-inch alloy wheels, while top-spec versions benefit from huge 20-inch alloys instead. Either way, it’s a car that will grab a lot of people’s eyes.
The interior of the TT RS Coupé is completely centred around the driver and as a result there are few areas of distraction within the cabin itself. There’s a distinct lack of screens - certainly compared with other Audi models - and everything feels pared back and clean. The material quality is, as you’d expect from Audi, very good indeed. High quality materials such as aluminium meet leather areas to create an interior which feels genuinely special.
As we’ve already mentioned, the interior of the TT RS Coupé doesn’t actually feature a lot of screens or technology. The main access point is via the Virtual Cockpit placed where you’d expect to find the conventional dials, and it’s here that you’ll be able to control pretty much all of the infotainment functions. Satellite navigation, media controls and even the Bluetooth settings are all viewed via this screen and controlled by a small rotary dial in the middle of the car.
The Audi TT RS Coupé has been designed with performance in mind, which is why it punches well above its weight in this department. A 2.5-litre turbocharged engine in a car of this size makes for a 0-60mph time of well under four seconds, and that’s down to 394bhp - a huge number for such a compact vehicle. All of this fury is channelled through Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, which does make the TT RS Coupé exceptionally good in all weathers and conditions. Particularly in the wet and windy UK, the TT RS’s traction and capability makes particularly good sense.
In fact, it’s the five-cylinder engine which dominates the whole experience. It’s easily one of the most exciting engines on sale today and really helps to give the TT RS Coupé an awful lot of character.
The final version of the TT RS Coupé, which has been discontinued from production in 2023, was available in three trim levels'; TT RS, Sport Edition and Iconic Edition. The base TT RS came with 19-inch wheels, full sports suspension and full LED headlights. Next up the Sport Edition upgrades to 20-inch alloy wheels, a black styling pack plus full sports exhaust package for an even racier noise. Lastly is the Iconic edition, carrying many of the classic TT RS Coupé features, but with a new twist. A 2.5 TFSI engine with an astonishing 400PS power output, honeycomb pattern air inlets and TT RS door sill lights. With only 100 models ever released, and only 11 of them making it to the UK, it is the rarest of the trim levels available.
Buying a used TT RS is one of the most affordable ways to get behind the wheel of a stylish sports car. Because it has so many different options, you’re sure to find the model that’s the right fit for you.
There are two models in the TT RS range; the TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster. The main difference is the roof, the Coupé has a solid roof and the Roadster has a folding one, but we’ll tell you a bit more about each of them below.
TT design. RS performance. Soft-top roof. What more could you ask for?
Boasting RS styling and performance while maintaining the unmistakable hallmarks of the original TT design, the TT RS Roadster truly embodies Audi Sport's 'Born on the Track, Built for the Road' ethos. The bold Audi grille in gloss black honeycomb structure, widened sills and the impressive RS exhaust system all underline the sporty nature of the Audi TT RS Roadster.
Want to make the most of the sunshine? The fabric hood of the Audi TT RS Roadster opens at the push of a button in a speedy 10 seconds so you will be enjoying the sunshine in no time. This powerful Roadster can be lowered or raised in 10 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph so you don't have to fully slow down to drop the top.
Audi Virtual Cockpit in the TT RS Roadster provides access to driver assistance systems, infotainment, telephone features and satellite navigation. It also features an RS specific screen which shows a central rev counter and allows you to customise the dials surrounding it, to show torque and power.
You also have the option to control the MMI using the voice control system meaning you don't have to take your hands off the wheel.
There’s a distinct lack of screens in the Audi TTRS Roadster compared with other Audi models making the cabin feel clean and simple. High quality leather interior truly ensures this sporty model doesn't compromise on the luxury details.
There is a host of RS-specific features in the Audi TT RS Roadster including the RS sport leather steering wheel, centre console and door sill trims. The front Sport seats also include the TT RS embossing.
A great feature of this Audi Roadster is the special pigmentation in the leather, where by you can benefit from heat protection in the seat side bolsters when you choose to have the roof down.
The Audi TT RS Roadster has performance at the heart of its designs.
Benefiting from a redesigned 5-cylinder engine, packing 400PS of power to launch from 0-62mph in a heart racing 3.9 seconds.
The Audi TT RS Roadster performs well for you no matter what weather thanks to Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system which make handling this vehicle a comfortable drive.
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