Audi TT RS Facelift Test Mule Spied with Audi Sport performance parts

Our spy photographer partners have nabbed shots of an interesting TT RS test mule rounding the famed Nürburgring on a test day. This bright yellow example peaked their curiosity, and we ended up in a text conversation debating just what it was that we were seeing? In regards to timing, spying a TT RS is a little out of sync. Production examples of the updated car are already arriving at U.S. dealers. Our local Audi dealer literally just started posting photos of their first delivery begin...

Refreshed 2019 Audi TT RS Makes US Debut at New York International Auto Show

source: Audi of America 2019 TT RS features redesigned front fascia Additional package and trim options offer drivers increased personalization 5-liter TFSI® engine generates 394 horsepower, 354 lb-ft of torque HERNDON – With an even more dynamic look, the top of the TT model line – the 2019 TT RS – makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show. The refreshed TT RS Coupe includes redesigned front and rear fasciae, enhanced technology offerings and additio...

Video of the Day: All Is All You Need

source: Audi Sport Official YouTube Audi Sport Official YouTube channel has released a video of the the new TT RS (story + gallery) in action with two time Ironman winner, Patrick Lange. One winner deserves another. Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/f3-XLLZjuKY[/embed]

Big Photo Gallery of the New TT RS Coupe and Roadster

source: Audi AG Yesterday, we published the new TT RS Coupe and Roadster article with a few photos attached. There were over 80 photos attached to the press release...soooo I decided make a separate photo gallery so that you can enjoy the beauty without those pesky words in the way. Enjoy [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="22228,22229,22230,22231,22232,22233,22234,22235,22236,22237,22238,22239,22240,22241,22242,22243,22244,22245,22246,22247,22248,22249,22250,22251,22252,22253,22254...

Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS Coupé and the New Audi TT RS Roadster

source: Audi AG New front end and redesigned rear wing with side winglets Award-winning five-cylinder: 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW (400 metric horsepower) and 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) Audi Sport CEO Michael-Julius Renz: “TT RS shows even more of its strength.” Audi Sport hones the top model of the TT model series: With an even more dynamic look, the new TT RS (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 8,1 – 7,9 [29.0 – 29.8 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 18...

TT RS and Cayman GTS in Motor Trend Shootout

One of the latest head-to-head shootouts from Motor Trend's on-demand service is the pitting of the Audi TT RS versus the Porsche Cayman GTS. While Motor Trend On Demand is a paid service, this particular video is free for your enjoyment (and hopefully to entice you to subscribe). We won't spoil it and so we won't suggest we agree with the findings of this video, but we will say this. Motor Trend is always great at talking handling nuance and pitting the cars at each other in controlled a...

Ninth Victory In A Row: Audi 2.5 TFSI Engine Named “Engine of the Year” Once Again

[source: Audi AG] Five-cylinder continues winning streak in its displacement class Most powerful series-production five-cylinder featuring 294 kW (400 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque Head of Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Icon of the Audi brand” Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-liter catego...

Important Awards for Audi

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - “Auto Zeitung”: Audi A7 Sportback wins Design Trophy More than 13,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” cast their votes for the best new car designs in five classes in the Design Trophy competition. The new Audi A7 Sportback won in the “Sedans/ Station wagons/Minivans” category with 13.5 percent of the votes cast. The large four-door coupé also took third place in the overall “Champion of All Classes" standings. With this victory, ...

Secure A Last Minute Seat As A Driver At The Audi Sport ABT TT Cup

[source: ABT Sportsline] More than 100,000 spectators at each race live at the track, comprehensive TV coverage on Sport1 with Patrick Simon as commentator and its exclusive position as a fringe event of the DTM: The TT Cup is a crowd puller with spectators and for the drivers it is also a great springboard for their racing careers: The winner can, for example, look forward to a place in the Audi DTM Young Driver Test. An Audi TT RS road sports car also awaits the winner, while there is a...

Project TT RS: Part 1 – Dealership to Monterey

words and photos: Troy Sicotte Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Project TT RS is a multi-part series that follows the journey of an Audi enthusiast, the ownership experience, and the “ecosystem” that follows the car around ACNA events and an OEM+ minded build project. It’s all ...

Event Report: Waterfest 2017 + Photo Gallery

words & photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: With the news that Waterfest has found a new home at Atco Dragway in southern New Jersey, we thought we would rerun this article. This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. America’s largest Audi and Volkswagen tuning event continues to throw an incredible s...

Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine’s Best Premium Mid-Size SUV for 2017

source: Audi South Africa The Audi Q5 has been awarded the best premium mid-size SUV in the annual CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2017. Officially launched into the South African market in July 2017, the all-new iteration of Audi’s best-selling SUV was considered as having the best overall package in terms of personality, performance and price. The vehicles which are considered in the premium mid-size SUV category come from aspirational brands and are seen to be offerin...

Event Report: Audi Sport Brand Launch in New York + The Full Photo Gallery

words and photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Summer 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. This time around, we’ve added the entire collection of photography shot on site at the Audi Sport launch. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. New York, NY – Highline Studios isn’t just a boastful moniker for a Manhattan-based video production company....

Audi Driving Experience Finds a Home in Texas

words: Aaron Plante, photos: Audi of America The Audi Sport R18s may have left the WEC and thus their only stop in the U.S. (Texas’ Lone Star Le Mans), but the Lone Star state’s most famous track now houses a fleet of Audi Sport road cars providing an all-new driving experience at Austin Texas’ world famous Circuit of the Americas. Open year round to a wide range of driver experiences, the Audi Sport driving experience (ASde) offers hands-on coaching, professional instructors, hi...

Event: First of Its Kind Tourist Trophy of America Rally to ACNA National

words: Bud Dannemiller, photos: Bud Dannemiller and George Achorn Note: Planning for the Audi Club North America 34th National Event in Tacoma, WA ongoing and so is the next Tourist Trophy of America (TTOA 2018). If you want to follow or even join in on this cross country run, join the Facebook event page, TTOA 2018 by Audi Club North America: "The Run to Rainier". - Bill While not every good idea starts on the back of a cocktail napkin, sometimes the best do…the idea of the Tourist Trop...

AutoTopNL: TT RS vs BMW M2 0-250km/h Acceleration and Top Speed Autobahn POV Video

words: Bill Cho, video: AutoTopNL Recently, AutoTopNL took a TT RS and an M2 out on the Autobahn for an acceleration and top speed test. The M2 is powered by the 370hp N55 engine and the TT RS has the 400hp 2.5 5 cylinder. Numbers would indicate that the TT RS is faster but having a POV video really nails the difference between these two machines. [gallery columns="4" ids="6700,6701,6692,6693"] Watch the video below to see the clear winner of these tests. [embed]https://youtu...

2017 SEMA Show Photo Gallery

words & photos: George Achorn Last week marked the 2017 SEMA Show, the industry trade show for the automotive aftermarket. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center annually, the week-long event is equal part industry networking event, enormous stage for some of the world's most incredible car builds, and a place for manufacturers to show their latest and greatest products geared toward those who wish to modify their cars. Given its own burgeoning aftermarket, SEMA remains significant t...

Project TT RS: Part 1 – Dealership to Monterey

words: Troy Sicotte Project TT RS is a multi-part series that follows the journey of an Audi enthusiast, the ownership experience, and the “ecosystem”  that follows the car around ACNA events and an OEM+ minded build project. It’s all about that sound, isn’t it? The sound Michèle Mouton and Walter Röhrl made famous in the 1980s. This sound, and quattro’s dominance in motorsport, led me to always aspire to own an Audi. These affections lead to me first to a 2013 Audi TT RS...