The original Audi TT, named after the legendary “Tourist Trophy” race in the United Kingdom, was a milestone in automotive design.
The design followed pure geometry, with the central theme being a circle reflected in the wheel arches, roofline arches, and both the front and rear fascias of the vehicle.
The front of the TT RS features the Audi marque single frame grille. The insert is shiny black bounded with a matte aluminum finish. Large side air intakes with flared edges draw air into the engine compartment. The left intake routes air to the transmission, while the right intake routes air to an auxiliary radiator. The turbocharger draws in air through the upper section of the grille while the intercooler sits behind the lower segment of the grille.
The front valance has been designed as a splitter, and when coupled with the rear spoiler, provides perfect aerodynamic balance.
The Audi TT RS, developed by quattro GmbH,breathes new life into old traditions.
Thanks to a turbocharged 2.5-liter five cylinder engine,permanent all-wheel drive, and a sporty yet comfortable suspension and design, both the RS Coupe and RS Roadster are uncompromising sports cars.
The production of the Audi TT RS involves the use of two factories. The Audi Space Frame (ASF) body is constructed in Ingolstadt, Germany, while final assembly is completed in Györ, Hungary.
The TT RS is clearly the flagship of the TT model series. The muscular sheet metal body, tautly curved surfaces, and sharp lines give an impression of sculpture in motion. From the side, the 18-inch wheels, large brakes, and flared wheel openings of the TT RS instantly catch the eye. Matte aluminum door mirror covers are standard.
The headlight design is a distinguishing Audi characteristic. Xenon plus headlights, standard on the TT RS, are accentuated by daytime running lights comprised of 12 LEDs arranged in a straight line.
8J Audi TT RS Rear View
The rear bumper includes an integrated diffuser insert that surrounds two large, oval tailpipes.
A wide, stationary spoiler increases downforce on the rear axle, improving stability at high speeds. The automatic spoiler featured on the standard production TT is available on the TT RS as an option.
|Audi TT RS Models Body Specifications||Coupe||Roadster|
|Curb weight||3196.6 lb (1450 kg)||3328.9 lb (1510 kg)|
|Maximum gross weight||4034.4 lb (1830 kg)||4034.4 lb (1830 kg)|
|Luggage capacity (seats folded down)||10.2 cu ft / 24.7 cu ft|
(290 liter / 700 liter)
|8.8 cu ft (250 liter)|
|Fuel tank capacity||15.8 gal (60 liter)||15.8 gal (60 liter)|
Audi Space Frame Technical Design
The hybrid Audi Space Frame (ASF) first used in the 2008 TT is also used in the TT RS Coupe and TT RS Roadster.
Sheet steel and aluminum sheet metal components, aluminum castings, and aluminum extruded sections form the TT RS body structure. Vehicle weight distribution is optimized by using sheet steel components in the rear facia, improving driving dynamics and acceleration.
Sheet aluminum components
Aluminum extruded sections
Sheet steel components