The Audi TT RS is already one powerful bug: now at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus is taking Audi into a step further. The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus adds 20-hp to the Audi TT RS for a total of 360-hp with a maximum torque of 343 lb-ft. The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus comes in both Coupé and Roadster versions, stands out for its awe-inspiring performance. The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus unites dynamics and efficiency in a most impressive way.
The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus will be offered exclusively to the European market willing to cash out a little more for small sports car. The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus will go on sale first in German later this year. The manual 2013 Audi TT RS Plus Coupe priced at €60,650 or €62,800 with the seven-speed S tronic. Meanwhile, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus Roadster will start at €63,500 or €65,650. No word on whether the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus will come to the United States
The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus powertrain now is equipped with a 2.5 liter 5-cylinder turbo engine producing about 360 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, which is an increase of 20-hp over the Audi TT RS. The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus engine is coupled with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed S tronic automatic. According to Audi, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus 0-60 time could be reach in 4.1 seconds with the S tronic automatic gearbox and 4.4 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission.
Go figure it out, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus machine is faster than human on this one. Meanwhile, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus top speed is limited to 174 mph in both Coupe and Roadster. Stopping power the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus comes with 4-piston fixed calipers along with perforated brake disks in the front end. Alongside numerous improving measures, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus top figures are due primarily to the extremely lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF) bodies made of aluminum at the front and sheet steel at the rear.
The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus Coupe with manual transmission, including quattro drive, weighs just 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb); its power-to-weight ratio is 4.0 kilograms (8.82 lb) per horsepower. The power-to-weight ratio of the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus Roadster is 4.2 kilograms (9.26 lb) per horsepower.
There are also a bunch of visual upgrades on top of the Audi TT RS for the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus edition. What really differentiates the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus from the Audi TT RS is mostly exterior upgrades: Single frame radiator grille, polished anthracite diamond-pattern mesh, aluminum-matt finish frame, carbon fiber exterior mirrors, large rear wing, dual sport exhaust system, and sound flap. In addition, a new set 19-inch wheels wrapped in 255/35 tires to fill up the fender gaps.
2013 Audi TT-RS Plus – 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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The 2013 Audi TT RS Plus specs finally gets a really great performance enhancement, but this sort of performance doesn’t come cheap. With a starting price just shy of the €60,650 mark, the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus costs over $20,000 more than the base Audi TT RS coupe; that’s more than you’d spend on a BMW 1 Series M or a Lotus Elise while at this point you’d also be within reach of the Porsche Cayman R. Among all of these choices, we expect the 2013 Audi TT RS Plus to compare favorably as a well-rounded performer; and really, there isn’t a loser among this performance-focused bunch.
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