2013 Audi TT RS Plus review – quick spin (video) – PerformanceDrive

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Stupendously exciting turbo engine with a that melts your

Pliable yet pin-sharp handling; can adjust between mild and oversteer

Extremely quick; we timed in 4.0 seconds (the quickest car ever tested)

You can pretend Stig Blomqvist or Walter in the Group B rally days

firm suspension in sport

Rear seats are useful for only

You#8217;re not Stig or Walter Rohrl

The Audi TT RS went on sale in Australia in as the replacement for the regular TT RS (non Over and above the TT RS, the Plus with special 19-inch wheels, a fixed rear various carbon fibre and a sports exhaust with a system for a louder and crisper

Power comes from a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder producing 265kW and 465Nm, is 15kW/15Nm more than the regular TT RS. It can be matched up to an S tronic dual-clutch auto only, quattro all-wheel drive.

What#8217;s it like to drive?

Give the accelerator pedal a prodding and the engine will like it has just stood on a It gives off an almighty spine-tiggling as it rips your head and throws you towards the next

It seems like the engine being really pissed off and about something. It also like it actually comes with every throttle the TT energetically like a lion just spotted its dinner pop out a burrow.

The turbo five-cylinder is, in our one of the very best sounding currently on the market. You might we#8217;ve forgotten about the V8s, V10s, and even that are on offer at the moment, but you sit inside one of these little rocket ships during throttle, you might just to trust us on this one.

It barks, whales, and howls its way to the redline, sounding almost to the famously ferocious Audi S1 Group B rally car of the 1980#8242;s. incredible. Shivers and goosebumps ripple down your the first few times you drive it, no doubt about it.

And with the #8216;S tronic#8217; transmission go all kinds of rallylicious cracks and you often feel like you are alongside Walter Rohrl in a stage.

The handling is razor It can be a little too sharp at times, if you have the magnetic ride dampers in sport mode. In the setting, the suspension is firm and not forgiving on some of Australia#8217;s roads.

Push the button the #8216;S#8217; painted on it and the ride almost intolerable, especially if not used to sports cars.

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For us, we prefer a harder setup a softer one, but even the ride is very fidgety and in the sport mode and too firm for public roads. If your strip of mountain pass is the TT RS Plus will be your It rails around corners a race car and it#8217;s wonderfully

Audi says the quattro drive system is slightly on the TT RS to the one used on cars such as the RS 4 are more oriented to rear-wheel characteristics. For the TT RS, the differentials are set up for more of a drive focus, however, distribution is still variable on where the traction is.

In the real you can adjust the amount of understeer or by lifting off the throttle. Weight isn#8217;t all that responsive as it to remain flat. If you nail it you#8217;d better make there are no open drinks in the car you#8217;ll find the contents over one of the side windows, or on face.

High speed stability is and you can feel the aerodynamics package the car to a certain degree, especially a closed throttle. The brakes are too, and pull up time and again with no fade and no drop. This is thanks to cross-drilled discs and four-piston at the front.

Front seat is confined, like a sports with soft yet super-sporty seats bracing you in place. seat accommodation is practically non About the only thing the seats are good for is some storage space.

One minor we found with the TT RS Plus is the which, in a car as focused as this, be a bit more precise and a bit quicker in of turns lock to lock.

Other than this, the thing you have to worry in the TT RS Plus is the fact that, at point, you#8217;re going to to turn it off and get out#8230; so you can refill it fuel and do it all again.

Should you one?

For us, the engine sound and the atmosphere of a car is one of the key ingredients to an exciting In the TT RS Plus, even as we are writing we are shaking our heads in disbelief a road car can sound this For that reason alone a highly recommended product.

TT RS Plus 0-100km/h video:

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