Audi finally decided to issue the TT-RS which came to America with his first appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2012 Audi TT-RS American model will come with a number of production vehicles in just 1,000 units only. Audi will receive a supply and demand of 11,500 fans who have expressed their enthusiasm for the TT-RS in a single month. Indeed there has been no official details are given on this car, but Audi confirmed that the current price of the car tends to be $ 51,000, and will probably go up to $ 10,000. Sales of Audi TT-RS 2012 American model will begin in late summer 2011.
The Audi TT-RS will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that will deliver an extra 20 HP compared to the European model. With a total of 360 HP, the engine will only be offered with a conventional six-speed manual transmission and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. We expect to see a greater top speed compared to the European model.
The TT-RS is the most powerful model in the TT lineup, and is distinguished by a high-gloss black single-frame grille with frame in matt aluminum finish, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, big wheels in a 5 twin-spoke design , high sills, and exterior-mirror housings in a matte aluminum-look.
At the rear, the car gets a fixed rear spoiler and two large oval exhaust pipes – apart – surrounded by a diffuser insert.
The interior is distinguished by heated sport seats can be seen in Alcantara / leather with contrasting silver stitching and embossed logo TT RS, a multifunction leather sports steering wheel, and aluminum pedals.
Under the hood of the new TT-RS model, Audi has placed the same turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine as the European model. However, unlike the European model, the American version will deliver an extra 20 HP (up to a total of 360 HP) and will only be mated to a new manual six-speed transmission. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in just 4.6 seconds, and after removing the speed limiter, we expect a top speed of around 175 mph.
On the US market, sales of the new TT-RS will begin in Summer 2011. Audi hasn’t revealed prices for the sports car just yet, but they have confirmed that it will be around $10,000 more expensive then the current TT-S model. We expect the TT-RS to be priced at around $61,000 with only 1,000 customers being able to revel in their purchase due to the limited number of units.