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Secret hot TT exposed

2006-11-01 07:25

The hottest Audi TT to date is due to go on sale in 2008 (Copyright, Automedia)

Work is under way to develop the hottest yet version of Ingolstadt's TT sports coupe, likely to be badged RS. It promises to be a real alternative to the Porsche Cayman when it goes on sale in 2008.

The TT RS will use a 2.5-litre in-line five-cylinder petrol unit, its first five-pot engine in ten years.

Early reports indicate that Audi will boost performance to a hefty 360kW using twin sequential turbochargers.

All this grunt will be channeled through Audi's permanent quattro system and a six-speed manual ?box, though the DSG dual-clutch system will also be available as an option.

Expect a sporty styling with bespoke wheels, alloy-effect door mirrors, aggressive bumpers, RS-batches on the brakes and sill extensions.

The VW group's new 206kW 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, lined up for a hot version of Volkswagen's Passat, will be released at the same time in a more refined form, to replace the 3.2-litre V6 currently powering the range-topping TT.


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