Audi has announced the pricing for the highly anticipated RS version of the TT, the 2012 TT RS. The 2012 TT RS is now the top TT and starts at $56,850.
The 2012 Audi TT RS is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine. It puts out 360 horsepower and 343 lb-ft. of torque. The 2.5L is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. An automatic transmission is not available. The TT RS reaches 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
The TT RS gets exclusive design elements to separate it from the lesser powered such as a black diamond-patterned grille, large front air intakes and a fixed rear wing spoiler. Oval exhaust pipes, rear diffuser, unique 19″ rotor wheels, prominent body sills and exterior mirror housings in matte aluminum finish round out the RS-specific design elements.
The interior of the TT RS gets a 3-spoke sport multifunction steering wheel, aluminum door sills with the RS logo, and RS-specific interior door handles. The interior also gets aluminum accents, heated leather seats and available LED lighting.
The 2012 TT RS goes on sale this summer.