The very first spy shots of the upcoming Audi TT RS have just emerged online as testing of the German sports car commences. Set to top out the third-generation TT range, the new TT RS will adopt a number of visual, aerodynamic and mechanical modifications.

From a powertrain perspective, the new TT RS is tipped to receive the same 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine as the latest RS3 Sportback. According to our sources, that engine could result in a total of 380 hp, putting the new Audi TT RS right in line with the upcoming BMW M2 itself expected to deliver 370 hp.

Next-gen Audi TT RS rear

Elsewhere will be a range of visual changes, many of which aren’t present on this test mule. With that being said, we can see modified headlights, large front air intakes and an altogether more menacing front bumper. Tweaked side skirts are also visible as is a new rear fascia with different taillights, a more pronounced bumper and twin oval tailpipes. For the production car, a fixed rear wing is likely.

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