2017 Audi TT RS Spied Testing Near Nurburgring

Jason Siu
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The 2017 Audi TT RS appears to be getting ready for testing at the Nurburgring.

Recently spied testing by AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers, the 2017 Audi TT RS is sporting the more aggressive styling that is found on other RS models in Audi’s lineup. The rear diffuser resembles what’s found on the Audi RS3 while the pair of large oval exhaust tips hints there’s a lot more performance under the hood. Naturally, the Audi TT RS will also be equipped with larger brakes with drilled rotors and the RS logos on the calipers, although the logos are painted over in this prototype.

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The 2017 Audi TT RS is expected to be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine with around 400 horsepower, a generous increase over the current 360 hp. Recent rumors say that the TT RS will dump its manual transmission option and the model is now expected to make its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show since it was absent this year at Frankfurt in September.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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