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Audi TT RS Plus on the way – report

October 25, 2011

The Audi TT RS could be about to get even hotter, as reports are spreading about an Audi TT RS Plus variant in the works. The model will bring more power and less weight compared with the already-capable Audi TT RS.

(rendered speculation only)

If you walk into an Audi dealership right now and ask for the most serious Audi TT on sale, they’ll point you in the direction of the Audi TT RS. A car that’s pitched up against rivals such as the Porsche Cayman and BMW 1 Series M Coupe to a certain degree.

In other words, it’s already a quick and quite seriously focused bit of kit. According to Automobile France however, an even more athletic version is planned. Dubbed the Audi TT RS Plus, it will supposedly take the TT RS’s great credentials and turn them up a notch or two.

We’re talking a 2-5-litre five-cylinder engine developing 283kW of power, over the standard 250kW arrangement. On top of this, overall weight is said to be reduced thanks to removed rear seats, shedding 60kg (total Audi TT RS weight sits at 1450kg).

Apart from these main mechanical changes, the Audi TT RS Plus could get new alloy wheels, revised aerodynamics and possibly some small interior trimming additions.

As with most hot Euro models, Australia will probably miss out on the new variant if it does hit production, just like the Audi RS 3 hot hatch. Shall we start a petition?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.