Knowing Audi for years, the company is well-known for manufacturing lots of cars with considerably high power. Last time, we have witnessed a brutal machine while behind the steering wheel of the last-generation Audi TT RS. The last one is known to have a manual transmission along with its iron-block engine. However, Audi had decided against it, therefore resulting to the manufacture of the thoroughly-reworked sports car, which goes by the name of 2018 Audi TT RS.
Under the Hood
Featuring a 2.5-liter Single-turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the 2018 Audi TT RS has a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It also runs in solid 400 horsepower along with 354 lb-ft of torque. There’s no doubt for us that you will definitely say that it’s powerful, and we agree with you. Instead of an iron-block engine design, the 2018 Audi TT RS’ engine is made of aluminum blocks, which had made it lighter compared to its predecessor by at least 57 pounds. Despite having 400 horsepower, the 2018 Audi TT RS’ engine is known to be very efficient when it comes to its own fuel economy. Its five-cylinder is known to fire in a 1-2-4-5-3 order while emitting a sound that is remarkably Audi. Experts are somewhat optimistic about the speed ratings claimed by the company. However, they respectably noted out that, when compared to V-6 engines of other car companies, the 2018 Audi TT RS will definitely have considerably lower speed and power.
Exterior and Interior
There are a few important changes from the inside out, starting from the driver’s seat. From the lesser ones, the TT RS can be differentiated because of its full TFT Screen, which can somehow be converted to display RS-specific visual graphics. Along with it is a centered tachometer that was featured right in the middle. While driving in a manual mode, a flash will suddenly notify the car driver to shift the engine gears up in order to avoid potential fuel cut-offs. Experts also pointed out that two extra buttons can now be seen in the steering wheel itself. The first one is responsible for the engine’s ignition while the other one is used to shift among different driving modes. All in all, the 2018 Audi TT RS is definitely one of the cars out there having that futuristic interface.
The only question left to ask is: Will this ever make its stand in the Car Sales Market?
- Category : Sports Car
- Engine : 2.5-liter Single-Turbocharged Five-cylinder
- Transmission : 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Power : 400 hp
- Torque : 354 lb-ft @ 1700-1850 rpm
- 0-62 mph : 3.7 seconds
- Top Speed : 155-174 mph