Look at what we have here. Audi has just dropped a couple of images and details on the new Audi TT RS before its world debut next week at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Power will come from a 2.5L turbocharged direct-fuel-injection engine making “well above” 300-hp. That will allow the TT RS to run from 0 to 62 mph in near 5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). The Audi TT RS will also feature quattro all-wheel-drive system coupled big brakes.
Audi will give us more details next week.
Follow the jump for the high-res image gallery and the press release.
2009 Audi TT RS:
The Audi TT RS
Sporty Powerhouse with Five Cylinders
– This top model will debut at the Geneva Auto Show
– Direct gasoline injection and a turbocharger deliver far more than 300 bhp
– Top-notch chassis, big brakes, and quattro drivetrain
Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder powerhouse: the Audi TT RS will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva Auto Show. Its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine produces well above 300 bhp. It also delivers explosive acceleration, driving delight, and unrivalled sound.
A legend is reborn. After all, powerful five-cylinder gasoline engines have a long legacy at Audi. And the turbocharged direct-fuel-injection engine in the TT RS is the new torchbearer of this dynamic tradition. It enables the TT RS to perform extraordinary feats. For example, it needs nowhere near five seconds to reach 100 km/h (62.14 mph); overtaking is child”s play; and 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is the limited top speed only on paper.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, a sophisticated chassis, and stupendous brakes keep a tight rein on the power. All in all, the compact TT RS ““ with its lightweight and largely aluminum body constructed as per the Audi Space Frame principle ““ is a driving machine to be reckoned with.