Moving with modern times, Audi has made a choice of using only a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for the next generation Audi TT RS that will be launched in 2016 as a 2017 model, while the six-speed manual will not be available anymore. So it can be said that the two-door coupe will definitely be losing some juice in terms of fun sans the manual gearbox, but will boast off a lot better power delivery from the new automatic transmission. The outgoing version has both manual and automatic options for Europe, while the US had the envious manual transmission option only on sale.
The Audi TT RS will now generate 400 HP of power, 40 HP more when compared to the predecessor’s 360 HP, all thanks to the turbocharged EA113 series 2.5- liter five-cylinder engine paired to a DQ500 seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system, enabling to make the most out of the car in terms of quick gear shifts. The coupe gets a redesigned bumper at the front and back as well as new headlamps. Also, the grille has been tweaked from horizontal slats to honeycomb mesh which currently is seen on most upcoming Audi cars including the 2015 RS3. Additions like larger air intakes, new set of wheels, bigger fenders, side skirts and trunk lid spoiler have definitely raised the appeal of the coupe. The spoiler can be taken out manually or automatically with helps generate effective downforce after crossing the 120 kmph mark.
For the safety of its occupants, the 2017 Audi TTRS will come equipped with airbags for the driver and passenger. The TT RS will also offer side airbags, head airbag system and a much commendable integrated head restraint system that provides whiplash protection to the occupants in case the coupe is rear ended. The 2017 Audi TT RS is lighter than its predecessor, enabling it to clock the 0-100 kmph run in 4 seconds. The 2017 Audi TT RS will be available with also get the virtual cockpit and the updated MMI system. We drove the new 2015 TT and were extremely impressed by the coupe and can only expect how maddening the new TT RS will be. Globally, the performance coupe will compete against the Porsche Cayman, Chevrolet Corvette and an upcoming BMW M2 in the segment.