Audi is preparing the flagship for the TT model range, the RS. The photos are showing a prototype of the sporty car during testing at Nürburgring. It will come on the market to rival Porsche’s Cayman, BMW Z4 coupe and Mercedes’ SLK AMG.
As can be seen on the photos, the car has a more aggressive front end, larger wheels and brakes. Under the hood the TT RS gets power from a 350 bhp 3.6 litre TSI version. Earlier reports indicated a bi-turbo 2.5 litre in-line 5-cylinder was to be used but probably unlikely.
Acceleration is estimated at 0-60 mph in 5 seconds and top speed is limited to 155 mph.
The TT RS is equipped with Quattro four-wheel drive system, a six speed manual or a semi-auto transmission will be offered. The new model is scheduled for launch in 2008.