Porsche and Audi beef it out over the ‘RS’ badge

Following the Audi TT-S we saw at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Audi has plans to bring even a more powerful version of the TT to the roads by 2010. And while many of us have come to known the car as the TT-RS, the badging of the car is a subject of controversy over at Volkswagen Group.

According to the April issue of AutoCar, the new powerful execs from Porsche who have a large influence in the company put a halt on the title. Porsche says that the RS badge belongs to them and only them when it comes at the end of a name.

Meaning Audi can go ahead and name as many as models as wants with the RS badge as long as they have a number at the end of it (for example the Audi RS6 Avant).

“Porsche has the monopoly on the “˜RS” suffix in the VW Group,” said a Volkswagen source. “Audi can only use it as a prefix, as in “˜RS6”.

We’re glad we’re not the big shots at Porsche, Audi or Volkswagen. There seems to be a lot of unspoken animosity there.

Source: AutoCar

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