Audi TT RS Prototype Spotted in the Wild

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Audi is working overtime on a new version of the TT RS and our spy photographers have proof.

A prototype model was spotted in Europe being benchmarked against a previous generation of the car. The example undergoing testing is dressed like a TT S, which is a step lower on the performance ladder.

Still, it was wearing larger, cross-drilled brake rotors, upgraded binders that are not available on the TT S. Additionally, a closer inspection of the massive calipers revealed RS branding that was painted over.

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As for power, the new TT RS could possibly feature a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Augmented with a turbocharger it could deliver more than 400 horses. Of course Audi engineers could also opt to run a hopped-up version of the company’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant.

Beyond performance enhancements expect the new TT RS to wear aggressive new bodywork. It should resemble the new RS 3 in certain ways. Look for this car to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with an on-sale date possibly early next year.

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Audi TT RS Prototype Spotted in the Wild

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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