Both versions will only be available with the S tronic seven-speed automatic transmission.
How could it be otherwise, to transmit all that power to the asphalt Audi has resorted to the quattro all-wheel drive system. With a new dynamic driving software on the all-wheel drive, continuously calculates the torque sent to each axle of the car to get the most efficient driving possible. The driver will have different driving modes through Audi drive select: comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. These modes act on the gearbox, throttle sensitivity and exhaust valves.
In the sportiest mode, dynamic, the electronic management is responsible for sending the available power to the rear axle as quickly and effectively as possible. Through the Audi drive select, you can also modify the parameters of the suspension (if you opt for the optional Audi magnetic ride sport suspension) already ten millimeters lower than in other models TT.
As for the braking system, on the front axle are perforated steel discs and ventilated 370 millimeters in diameter while on the rear axle we find monobloc discs of 310 millimeters. The calipers have eight pistons and are painted in black (optionally in red) with the RS logo. Optionally, if we choose to put the car regularly on the circuit, we can choose to equip the car with carbon ceramic brakes on the front axle, lighter and more resistant to abrasion.
These brakes would not stop the car properly if it does not fit good tires. In this case Audi equips the RS with tires 245/35 R19 and, optionally, 255/30 R20 tires. With the second tires are chosen to 20-inch forged wheels, with seven-spoke rotor design. Whether you choose the 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, both are available in silver, matt titanium look or gloss anthracite black.
The timeless lines of the original Audi TT have been maintained and, at the same time, many elements have been reinterpreted. The large single-frame grille has the quattro logo at the bottom and takes on a honeycomb shape. Measuring 4.19 metres in length, 1.83 metres in width and just 1.34 metres in height, the design is even more aggressive than the standard versions. Among other details, it has a larger fixed spoiler as well as air intakes, although upon request the spoiler can be retractable.
What stands out most at the rear, apart from the large diffuser with elliptical tailpipes, are the optional Matrix OLED taillights. It is not the first car to be equipped with this technology, as the BMW M4 GTS debuted it earlier. Both the Roadster and Coupé will have a choice of nine colors to choose from, including Nardo Grey and Montmeló Red metallic tones, specific to the RS.
The cockpit is characterized by a clean dashboard and a clear distribution of the elements. The driver and passenger have specific RS seats, lighter, with integrated headrests and more bulging sides for greater lateral support. The colour combinations for the interior are: black/grey, black/red, Murillo brown/grey and palomino brown/grey. Being a car that is also designed for comfortable everyday use, the trunk of the Coupe offers a capacity of 305 liters while the Roadster version, will be somewhat more limited with 280 liters of capacity.
The standard Audi virtual cockpit works through a 12.3-inch TFT screen that displays all information in high resolution. The driver can choose between three different modes via the "View" button on the steering wheel. The classic view shows the speedometer and rev counter in the foreground, while in 'Infotainment' mode the focus is on the navigation map. The RS display is dominated by a large rev counter with an integrated speed display. All other data, such as torque, power, tyre pressure and G-forces, can be configured around this display. In manual S tronic mode, a shift light indicates the need to change gear.
In MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, the menu structure is based on modern-day mobile phones, including predictive typing. In addition, voice control with natural language is available. In the Roadster, the microphones for the hands-free system are integrated in the seat belts as standard, which ensures better sound quality.
The Audi connect module serves as an ideal complement to the MMI Navigation plus, as it provides the brand's internet services inside the car via the LTE (4G) network, while passengers can connect their mobile devices to the Wi-Fi hotspot. For the first time, some of the brand's own mobile phone applications can be seen reflected in the Audi virtual cockpit from the screen our device, thanks to the interface Audi Smartphone interface (for Android or iOS).
It also offers, focused on mobile phones, the ability to charge them wirelessly through a specific hole for them located in the center console. The new 2016 Audi TT RS Roadster and Audi TT RS Coupé come standard with eight speakers. The optional Audi sound system has nine speakers and the Bang & Olufsen has twelve, with a not inconsiderable power of 680 watts. In the latter, the area around the bass speakers is illuminated by LED guides.
Both models offer a complete standard equipment, including LED headlights, heated mirrors, RS leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, automatic climate control, progressive steering, Audi Virtual Cockpit or MMI Navigation plus, among many other things.
The new TT RS will hit the market from autumn with a price of 79,900 euros for the Coupe and 82,910 euros for the Roadster version.