A purported prototype of the latest Audi TT RS has just been filmed in the midst of testing at the Nurburgring. While this test mule looks just like a regular TT S model, it has reportedly been fitted with the company’s 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine.
While the previous-gen TT RS managed to deliver 360 hp, the new one is predicted to push out around 400 hp. It will therefore directly rival the upcoming BMW M2 and Porsche Cayman GT4.
It is reported that this uprated engine will be coupled exclusively with the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as the newest RS3 Sportback, meaning that unlike the M2 and Cayman GT4, it won’t be offered with a manual. This is somewhat surprising considering the previous-gen TT RS was offered with a manual with the stick shift actually being the only available gearbox in the United States.