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2012-02-10 09:09

ATTENTION SEEKER: Audi's TT RS plus carries a few extra horses and a few additional go-faster bits.

Audi adds extra urge to its flagship TT RS model by boosting its five-cylinder turbo to 265kW.

The TT RS plus, available in both coupe and roadster body styles, is described as being more powerful, faster and more dynamic than the current bahn-stormer.

Its five-cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI engine has been tinkered to deliver 15kW more to 265kW while torque is also increased by 15Nm to 465Nm.

Customers can choose between a manual six-speed or seven-speed S tronic transmission. The dual clutch transmission comes with a launch control function to make the most of those standing starts while quattro takes the power to the four wheels…

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With these factors in play, the S tronic Coupe is quickest, catapulting from 0 – 100km/h in 4.1 seconds while the manual Roadster is the tortoise of the group with a 4.4 second sprint. Top speed on all models is limited to 280km/h. Despite its enormous power, Audi claims the S tronic Coupe uses an average of 8.5 litres/100km.

Stopping duties go to the high-performance four-piston calipers clutching perforated brake disks. The TT RS plus is fitted with 19” wheels painted in black with contrasting red rim flanges.

Cosmetically, the top TT is set apart by its diamond-patterned grille mesh and matte aluminium trim, exterior mirror housings in carbon fibre-reinforced polymer and a dual-branch sport exhaust has black oval tailpipe trims.

The TT RS plus's stand-out feature, of course, is its large, fixed rear wing that also serves to increase downforce.

Sadly, the TT RS plus will not be sold in South Africa.

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