Forth Worth Audi in Texas has delivered the first 2012 Audi TT-RS in the US to veteran race car driver Don Istook. Last year, Istook was one of more than 11,500 fans to sign the Audi TT-RS Facebook petition drive, which helped convince Audi to introduce the 360hp coupe in the US.
The 2012 Audi TT-RS is powered by a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine and generates 360hp between 5,500 and 6,700rpm, and 343lb-ft of torque between 1,650 and 5,400rpm.
The Audi TT RS features a black diamond-patterned Singleframe grille, large front air inlets, fixed rear wing spoiler, oval exhaust pipes, rear diffuser, unique 19 inch rotor wheels and more. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission, and available adaptive headlights. The interior also features RS-exclusive appointments, such as the contoured three-spoke sport multifunction steering wheel, aluminum door sills with the RS logo, and RS-specific interior door handles.
The Audi TT RS offers Audi concert radio with single CD player and MP3 reading capability, and a complimentary three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Other options are the Audi navigation plus with real time traffic, MMI inspired controls, a BOSE sound system, and Audi music interface.
The 2012 Audi TT RS is priced at $ 56,850 (excluding $ 875 destination charges, taxes, title, options and dealer charges). If you want to know what we thought when we got a chance to drive it, than read here our road test.