A brand new set of spy shots have been released for the upcoming 2017 Audi TT-RS.

While the TT received a refresh not too long ago, Audi is already hard at work developing the 2017 version of the TT-RS. While on first inspection these spy photos would appear to show nothing more than a regular TT, upon closer inspection we can definitely tell this is the new TT-RS. The most noticeable RS features include Audi’s larger, wave-patterned front grille as well as RS brake calipers and drilled rotors.

If you look close enough you can also make out RS-spec dampers peaking out from behind the bodywork.

The new TT-RS will likely be powered a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that will produce 350 horsepower. The engine will almost certainly be turbocharged due to heightened emissions regulations and need for additional performance.

Styling wise, expect the RS to receive a new front fascia, side skirts and rear bodywork to help differentiate it from the standard TT. If previous models of TT are anything to go by, the new TT will likely feature a fixed rear wing/spoiler as well as dual exhausts in addition to the aforementioned styling upgrades.

It is expected that the RS will compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S in terms of performance. Although we expect the RS to cost significantly less than the comparable 911 – something near 40% less.

Check out the gallery below for an early look at the TT-RS as it undergoes development!

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