Competes with: Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW M2, Porsche 718 Cayman S
Looks like: The bad cop if the regular Audi TT were the good cop
Drivetrain: 400-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2017
Audi is packing a punch at the 2017 New York International Auto Show by introducing the hottest RS version of its TT coupe to American audiences. We haven’t seen an Audi TT RS stateside since 2013, and this new version has only been available overseas until now. The 2018 Audi TT RS goes on sale this spring with 400 horsepower from a turbocharged five-cylinder engine that adds more than 100 hp compared with a TT S, and zero-to-60 mph lowers to 3.6 seconds.
Subtle additions add a racy look to the TT RS. Larger front air intakes better cool the TT RS’ beefed-up hardware, a fixed rear wing sits on the tail, and the rear exhaust outlets are large, oval-shaped finishers. The standard wheels are 19 inches and optional 20-inch wheels in a silver finish are forged, while available 20-inch forged wheels in the Black Optic package are anthracite-colored. All wheels are wrapped in summer tires.