We like the Audi TT. So much so, in fact, that it's our current Coupé of The Year. However, this isn’t one of the cooking petrol or diesel versions that sit lower down the range, or even the sportier TT S. This is the range-topping TT RS.
It's available as either a hardtop (Coupé) or an open-top (Roadster). Both versions have the same 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine, which pumps out a mighty 394bhp. This power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, giving some seriously impressive performance figures.
The TT RS certainly has its closest rivals, the Porsche Cayman S and Alpine A110 licked for straight-line pace, then, because both of those cars are slightly slower in a straight line.
However, great sports cars need to be more than just quick in stright line; they need to be propery good fun through the corners. Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the TT RS, and to see how it compares with the competition.
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