Coming to a dealership near you (European market) will be the new Audi TT RS Plus. It is even more powerful and faster than the Audi TT RS, and that is what Audi promises along with a hefty price tag as well.
The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus is equipped with a 2.5 liter 5-cylinder turbo engine producing about 360 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, which is an increase of 20-hp over the Audi TT RS. The engine is coupled with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed S tronic automatic. According to Audi, the Audi TT RS Plus can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds with the S tronic automatic gearbox and 4.4 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission. Go figure, the machine is faster than human on this one. Top speed of the car is limited to 174 mph in both Coupe and Roadster.
But what really differentiates the Audi TT RS Plus from the TT RS is mostly exterior upgrades: Singleframe radiator grille, polished anthracite diamond-pattern mesh, aluminum-matt finish frame, carbon fibre exterior mirrors, large rear wing, dual sport exhaust system, and sound flap. In addition, a new set 19-inch wheels wrapped in 255/35 tires to fill up the fender gaps. Stopping power the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus comes with 4-piston fixed calipers along with perforated brake disks in the front end.
The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus will go on sale in German later this year with prices: the manual TT RS Plus Coupe at €60,650 ($80,579 USD) or €62,800 ($83,436 USD) with the seven-speed S tronic. The TT RS plus Roadster will start at €63,500 ($84,366) or €65,650 ($87,222 USD). No word on whether the Audi TT RS Plus will come to the United States, however from experience, we think that it will likely be available in the U.S. later on.