DriveWays – 2012 Audi TT RS Quattro

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Audi TT RS

2012 Audi TT RS Quattro

2012 Audi TT RS Quattro hatchback coupe.

Engine: five-cylinder, turbocharged, 360 horsepower.

Six-speed manual.

Overall 13 feet 9 inches.

EPA passenger/cargo 61/13 cubic feet.

3,306 pounds.

EPA city/highway consumption: 18/25 miles to the

Base price, including charge: $57,725.

Price as $64,375.

Call it an imperative, one as old as nature. The athlete wants to get the surgeon more skilled, the more photogenic.

It is no different people who produce automobiles, those in which performance price. Thus we have like the 2012 Audi TT RS, an driving machine that is as on a race track as it is on suburban and rural freeways.

It’s not as if the German manufacturer did not have high-performance coupes. the TT with a 211-horsepower four-cylinder and a dual-clutch automated manual that can hit 60 miles an hour in 5.3 according to Audi’s specifications.

And the TTS with its 265-horsepower four-banger and gearbox that can get there in 4.9 Like the TT, it comes standard Audi’s Quattro all-wheel

So what’s not to like? Nothing, there’s that old imperative its persuasive powers felt in the new TT RS. one can do the zero-to-60 romp, according to in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 174 an hour while also EPA city/highway fuel economy of 18/25 miles to the gallon.

It does that because of its 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged and a lightweight body structure is 69% aluminum, which keeps the down to 3,306 pounds. the other TTs, it comes with all-wheel drive.

A chunk of the power comes the typhoon-like turbo, which stays relaxed because of a oil supply and fluid cooling. It has a pounds-per-square inch boost which eliminates turbo Throttle responses in any gear are

A major indication of its intended is the fact that the TT RS comes only one transmission: a six-speed which is the type favored by enthusiasts.

However, the shift is a disappointment. It has a clunky resistance the gears that varies the engine revolutions and makes it of a chore to drive in stop-and-go Fortunately, the clutch engagement is and progressive.

On a track, where you run at higher and ordinarily use more muscle to everything, the shifter is not so noticeable.

As you up the performance ladder in any automobile, the improvements become ever even as they get more So while the TT has a starting price of than $40,000 and the TTS comes in of $50,000, the 2012 TT RS starts at

That’s not small change, of but in the realm of high-performance coupes priced somewhere in the middle, the Porsche Cayman and Mercedes-Benz less expensive than the 911, Cadillac CTS-V and Jaguar XK, but priced higher the Nissan Z, Infiniti IPL G and the Hyundai Coupe.

Audi TT RS

The tested RS, which had most of the options, had a bottom-line sticker of $64,375.

What distinguishes the TT RS and its TT siblings is the Quattro all-wheel which gives it tenacious in the corners and, on a race makes up for a multitude of driver around tight turns.

equipment includes Audi’s ride control, which a sport mode that the suspension system, introduces aggressive throttle settings and barks up the aural sensations by way of in the exhaust system. Should you even more, Audi a sport exhaust option for a $1,500.

The magnetic ride sport mode necessarily up some ride comfort, so the TT RS has a more comfortable feel on the roads with it switched However, this is still no irregular road surfaces into jolts.

In any driving condition, the RS offers comfort once you’re The heated sport seats on the car had substantial bolsters and gripped the with high-friction surfaces. 10-way power adjustments and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a of any size could be accommodated.

the sun visors do not slide and do a poor job of sun from the side.

As with any sports car, it takes a twist to get into the driver’s But the sport steering wheel’s bottom helps.

Surprisingly, the options listunlike some cars in this classis short. It includes such as a titanium grille and wheels, outside mirrors, heated and a $3,500 tech package adds a navigation system real-time traffic reports and an audio system.

The TT is what used to be called a Two, meaning it has two vestigial seats that are there for who what. With the front moved far forward, they perhaps accommodate several children or two modestly-sized backpacks.

of no consequence in any case because the seatbacks fold down to the 13 cubic-feet cargo area the hatch. There is no spare an inflator is used for emergencies. The also occupies some of the area to help the RS’s aft weight distribution.

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