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 |  Oct 09 2010, 10:24 AM

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Is the Audi TT-RS’s 360-hp and 174 mph top speed not enough for you? German powerhouse tuner MTM decided it clearly wasn’t enough for them and their customers. The result is a 472-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder bullet that’s already hit 194 mph out at Italy’s Nardo test track.

And just to show their tuning prowess and the potency of any turbo setup, MTM has fine-tuned the inline-five turbocharged power plant with an ECU retune, MTM’s turbocharger and a new exhaust system to hit the 472-hp number. The engine mods chime in at close to $20,200. If you want to back up the go with some show, MTM also offers new brakes, suspension, wheels and tires for around $13,900.

The wheels are a bimoto 20-inch setup wrapped with Dunlop Sport Maxx tires (at least it is on their demo car that hit 194 mph), while the brakes are a massive 15-inch setup with 8-piston calipers in the front.

GALLERY: MTM Audi TT RS

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Check out the official press release after the break.

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 |  Sep 04 2010, 2:25 PM

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We love finding examples of nicely tuned cars from all over the world and sharing them with you. Here’s an Audi TT we stumbled upon that was built by Craft, a custom car shop out in Japan, featuring a fine collection of German-built products. The result is a very aggressive looking Audi sporting a full Rieger Tuning body kit, which really brings it to life. But Rieger isn’t the only star on the TT, with Pogea Racing’s vented fenders adding a little bit of spice to the front end. For a hood option, Craft chose TID Styling’s vented fiberglass hood that was painted to match. In the rear is a subtle carbon fiber spoiler also from TID Styling.

There is also a fine collection of wheels that the TT rides on, with our favorites being the BBS LMs that Craft laid carbon fiber over on the center mesh design. It accents the bright blue Brembo calipers nicely, while giving the car a true European style to it. Also it looks like Craft fabricated their own titanium (style?) quad exhaust for the TT with massive 100mm twin tips on each side.

GALLERY: Craft / Rieger Tuning Audi TT

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[Source: Jon Sibal Blog]