The 2016 Audi TT RS has been spied testing for the first time. A spy video (embedded below) uploaded by AutoBild on YouTube shows a test mule of the third gen TT’s RS variant being tested at extreme speeds on the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Not much can be ascertained from the video about the high performance variant, but the dual oval-shaped tail pipes do throw out ferocious exhaust note.
Design-wise, the 2016 Audi TT RS won’t be radically different obviously, but its styling is expected to be distinctive with some inspiration from the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept that was unveiled at 2015 Worthersee in May. The TT RS should pack the RS 3 Sportback’s engine under the hood, which is a 270 kW (367 PS/362 hp) 2.5-litre TFSI turbocharged five-cylinder petrol unit. Power should be bumped up to around 400 hp while Quattro all-wheel drive system should be standard.
The Audi TT does 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, while its S variant can do the same in 4.9 seconds. The RS variant may be capable of doing a sub-4.0 second time but the top speed, like the standard and S variants, should be electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The 2016 Audi TT RS is likely to have its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March.