New 2012 Audi TT RS review | carsguide.com.au

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New 2012 Audi TT RS review

The TT RS $139,900 – a whopping more than the entry-level TT 1.8 that shares the body.

Dowling road tests and the new 2012 Audi TT RS with fuel economy and verdict.

Fun has a aural signature in Audi hot TT RS. There#39;s an exhaustive sigh, a quick gasp for air as an athlete take in mid-step, as the TT RS#39;s box senses a corner and picks up a cog. It arrives as a brief and disappears as the other gear the drivetrain and the coupe squats for the

Other cars do this.

mysteriously, the Toyota Aurion which has the sporty prowess of a But in the TT RS it is part of the chemistry of a car that 1998 has refocused a shy Audi and responsible for putting the marque on the list.

The TT RS costs $139,900 a whopping $74,450 more the entry-level TT 1.8 TSFI that the body. In fact, even the hot TTS is – a $41,000 reduction and you can have almost as much fun as the RS. the value?

Possibly the leather-trimmed – including embossed sports seats that the body – and the prominent rear wing, the 19-inch the sat-nav and the bi-xenon headlights#39;s More likely the extra over the TTS, the different and the Porsche-crunching acceleration. Definitely rousing exhaust roar.

The jelly-mould shape is less than the first generation to 2006) but just as distinctive. is a third-gen coming in 2014 keeps the same exterior but more tightly wraps the so the current car serves duty in It#39;s undoubtedly attractive in a way – though the fixed wing interrupts the TTS#39;s flow – and though it compact, seats two adults low and an airy cabin.

It sits on beautiful five-spoke that showcase the 450mm plate front discs at the back) and enclosed by thin of rubber. Leather-scalloped rear are only for children but best folded flat to expand the area. Cabin work is even though you may be searching for switches.

The all-wheel drivetrain is to this part-aluminium space-frame with a 250kW/450Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol with intercooler pumps maximum torque 1600rpm. The gearbox is a dry-clutch e-disc unit with gears, unlike the two wet clutches and six in the TTS.

The brakes are bigger, the wheels up to the steering and suspension get a sports#39;#39; that also sharpens the response and pulls the box down by one The car weighs 50kg more the 2-litre TTS but the engine is so strong it almost a second off the 0-100km/h at 4.3 seconds.

Only two airbags but the gets a five-star crash showing airbag numbers the only factor capable of lives. The TT RS copies the TTS safety from the full suite of and brake electronics to auto for the headlights and suspension. There#39;s front and rear park but no spare wheel.

The RAC Driving Centre track is as in places as a go-kart track yet to a 160km/h-plus straight. Its deceptive and close-arc corners trick to WA#39;s annual Targa event where the track the prologue. It befriends smaller and smiles kindly on all-wheel so the TT RS feels at home.

Press the button, pull back the to the S#39;#39; position and go. The coupe up the scent, launches forward and drops into a higher when the tacho hits

The electric-assist steering firms in the mode, ignoring any inherent with these systems. The pumps from just off and it#39;s its seamless flow without lag or slump – makes it such an easy car to hard.

Handling is ever-so confident the car able to be gently moved oversteer to understeer by throttle The same strengths of confidence to the street. If it stumbles, it may be in driver

While park sensors parking, the low seat position, big and small rear glass can some traffic.

Sensational car is as benign as a Polo yet able to into a feral Porsche eater.

Warranty . 3 years/unlimited km

. 55 per cent

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