Exhaust Notes: 2018 Audi TT RS


Video: Sammy Chan

Published: January 23, 2018

 



Here is the TT RS in all of its five-cylinder glory. Punching out 400-horsepower through a 7-speed DSG to all four wheels, the TT RS provides nuclear thrust, going from 0-100 km/h in a blistering 3.7 seconds. And boy, does that five-cylinder sound good. This particular TT RS we filmed also comes with the optional Sports Exhaust. Enjoy the montage clips of acceleration, deceleration, launch control, and revs.

 

Where the TT RS has a distinct advantage over its competitors is with the exhaust noise. With the poor Cayman relegated to a measly four-cylinder engine, it sounds like a warbling WRX gargling a cupful of motor oil, while the SLC 43 AMG sounds hollow and soulless in comparison. The TT RS instead offers music that will sing to an enthusiast’s ears. It is the ASMR of the automotive symphony, and burbles with that signature five-cylinder song. It does not have the top-end howl of a six-cylinder, but it does not sound like a four-pot either. There are no artillery fire burbles like an F-Type or M2, but rather more calculated and precise pops never lasting more than a second. Downshifting from second to first gear at low speeds sounds especially lethal. This fiver hits the sweet auditory medium, and if there was one reason to warrant the premium hike of the RS over an S, it would be this.

 

Read our full review of the 2018 Audi TT RS here.

 


Photo Gallery:

 

2018 Audi TT RS catalunya red 2018 Audi TT RS red paint 2018 Audi TT RS canada

 

2018 Audi TT RS rear view 2018 Audi TT RS rear quarter view 2018 Audi TT RS engine bay

 

2018 Audi TT RS inline five 2.5-litre tfsi engine 2018 Audi TT RS 20-inch wheels 2018 Audi TT RS black optics package

 

2018 Audi TT RS front grill honeycomb black 2018 Audi TT RS rear fender wheels 2018 Audi TT RS badge

 

2018 Audi TT RS fuel cap silver 2018 Audi TT RS fixed rear wing spoiler 2018 Audi TT RS sports exhaust black tip

 

2018 Audi TT RS exhaust pipe 2018 Audi TT RS black interior 2018 Audi TT RS steering wheel

 

2018 Audi TT RS pov driving view 2018 Audi TT RS start button on steering wheel 2018 Audi TT RS virtual cockpit

 

2018 Audi TT RS exhaust button 2018 Audi TT RS gear shifter 2018 Audi TT RS mmi controls rotary dial

 

2018 Audi TT RS quattro script 2018 Audi TT RS red accents on air vents 2018 Audi TT RS diamond quilted front seats

 



Specifications:

型号 Model: 2018 Audi TT RS

顏色 Paint Type: Catalunya Red
廠方建議售價 Base Price: $72,900

試車售價 Price as Tested: $88,685
引擎 Engine: 2.5-litre TFSI turbocharged inline-five
最大馬力 Horsepower: 400 hp @ 5,850 - 7,000 rpm
最高扭力 Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 1,700 - 5,850 rpm
波箱 Transmission: 7-speed DSG
擺佈 Engine & Drive Configuration: Front engine, AWD

油耗 Fuel Consumption ( City / Highway ) L/100km: 12.3 / 8.2
油耗 Observed Fuel Consumption (L/100km): 12.3

輪胎尺碼 Tires: Pirelli Sottozero; 255/30ZR20

 



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