Audi TT RS review

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Audi TT RS
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23 Sep 2016 13:14 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:40

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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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This is our favourite trim. You get air-conditioning, Alcantara and leather seats, rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio. However, yo...View trim
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This trim adds a more aggressive bodykit over the Sport, along with full-LED headlights, 19in alloys, adjustable lumbar support and automatic lights and wipers. You still have to pay extra for clim...View trim
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The powerful TTS is more of a bespoke model than a trim level. It gets a similarly generous equipment list to the S line versions, but adds Audi’s magnetic ride, which lets you stiffen or soften th...View trim
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The range-topping trim, and it's suitably well equipped as standard. Features such as leather sports seats, climate control, a part-Alcantara steering wheel,. Bluetooth, DAB radio, sat-nav, USB con...View trim
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