Rumours have been circulating for a number of months. There now appears to be some major substance to all the speculation according to Automobile France.
It seems as if the German company have listened to requests to make a better version of the Audi TT RS. Many owners were using aftermarket tuners and modifiers to further enhance their cars. Some weren’t satisfied with the speed and performance, although it had those particular attributes in abundance.
A further 45 BHP is set to added meaning a total of 385 BHP can be produced by the car. The current Audi TT RS can produce 340 BHP. The same five cylinder 2.5 litre turbocharged engine will be installed. Audi specialists will perform an ECU remap to make the extra performance a possibility. The alloy wheels are set to be made lighter, allowing the car to accelerate faster and perform a lot better. The rear seats are also set to be removed in an attempt to make the car lighter. There is also expected to be a fixed rear wing attached to the car. Altogether Audi hope to save around 60kg in terms of weight on the car.
Many experts have compared the revamp to that of the GT Audi R8 and Audi R8 Spyder.
At the moment details are not 100% confirmed and everything is still at its earliest stages. Could it still be a rumour? Are Audi not planning to release the plus version of the TT RS? The new generation of the Audi TT RS is set to be released in 2013. That leaves under 1 year for the Audi TT RS Plus to be developed and sold. Is there enough time? Will demand justify a considerable production amount?
Reaction to the news is already rife with many reacting positively and getting excited by the news. We are certainly excited about it but are unsure as to whether the current rumours will prove to be true.
If the Audi TT RS Plus is to be released in the UK, would there be much of a demand for it? We aren’t too sure about that.