Image Gallery: 2017 Audi TT RS First Drive - Overdrive
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Image gallery: 2017 Audi TT RS first drive

21 Sep 2016 / 0

We have driven the new-generation Audi TT RS or the new Mk II iteration, as the German car manufacturer likes to put it. You can read our first impressions on the roadster here. Like the previous five cylinder engine that it’s replaces, this one too is a 2.5-litre unit. It’s claim to fame though is that it puts out an unbelievable 400PS of power – that’s not only more than its immediate rival, the SLC 43 AMG, but also more powerful than the Cayman and Boxster! The engine is all new and using a mix of magnesium and aluminum components, it shaves off 26kg over its predecessor, aiding weight distribution. Scroll below to see the images of the 2017 Audi TT RS in its coupe and roadster form

 

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The TT RS looks stunning in the roadster form – no matter what colours you choose

 

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The straight-ish lines of the TT look great, but it’s the proportionate overhangs and sharp edges that give it a better stance than some of its rivals

 

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The massive rear wing adds to the appeal of this pint-sized sportscar

 

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In Europe, the TT RS can also be had with an electronically retractable spoiler instead on the fixed wing

 

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The TT RS roadster looks equally good in sober colours like this one, as it does with the sportier reds or yellows

 

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It handles well on the road too, the ride however, is a bit firm

 

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Ingress and egress is expectedly better with the top down. The quality of materials is top notch and one of the best that Audi currently offers

 

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The cabin exudes its sportier side with bits like the R8-inspired wheel, the racecar-inspired satellite switches and Alcantara and carbonfibre bits in the cabin elements

 

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The cabin exudes its sportier side with bits like the R8-inspired wheel, the racecar-inspired satellite switches and Alcantara and carbonfibre bits in the cabin elements

 

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The new TT RS only comes with a seven-speed DSG

 

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The quilted leather upholstery looks great, but in this shade of brown it looks more luxury-car than sportscar

 

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The five-cylinder mill lives on! But is lighter and more powerful now

 

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There is the customary RS badging, but there is a lot more on the car to distinguish itself from its simpler sibling

 

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Audi loves playing with lights. On the TT RS are new taillights with wafer-thin OLED elements

 

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Design for the optional 20-inch rims is largely similar to those on the outgoing TT RS, albeit without the jazzy two-tone scheme

 

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The TT RS coupé was a riot around the tricky Jarama racetrack in Madrid, Spain

 

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The air-con vents are the only frequent function in the cabin where you need to take your hands off the steering wheel. Everything else, including the Audi Drive Select, can be controlled using the steering wheel mounted switches and stalks

 

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The large quattro insignia on the grille is a nod to the Renn Sport (RS) styling

 

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The TT RS has a distinctive face with the bigger airdams, the larger grille and the front splitter

 

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The engine is bonkers! Just 2.5-litre worth of cubic capacity but puts out 400PS

 

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Unlike most other RS models that fee like leisure cars on steroids, the TT RS feels like a proper sportscar that can decimate lap times on a racetrack.



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