A brand new Audi TT RS prototype has just been spied in the midst of testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. This is the second latest-gen TT RS test mule we’ve seen and on the circuit, we can see the automatic rear wing in action for the first time.
The previous-generation TT RS utilised a fixed rear wing while lesser TT variants have smaller and more discrete fold-away spoilers. While it remains to be seen what the new TT RS will receive when it is revealed in production guise, the rear wing will inevitably be larger than the standard car’s to generate additional downforce at the rear wheels.
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 new BMW M2 itself which delivers 365 hp.
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.