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.
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