Howdy and welcome to the 2012 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, where we're bringing you a special treat: an in-camera livestream of the race from our pal Robb Holland's insanely-overpowered front-wheel-drive Audi TT-RS racecar.
Five cylinder engines get no love these days. Long considered an oddball configuration with neither the power of a six nor the fuel economy of a four, the straight-five was only ever really embraced by a handful of carmakers.
The new 2012 Audi TT RS has loads to brag about: Ludicrous power, astounding grip and a luxurious interior that smells of nutmeg. It's even manual only (in the U.S.). But does the TT RS live up to Audi's turbocharged, inline-five legend? And can you even get one? We found out.
Audi today announced pricing for the new 360 HP 2012 Audi TT RS, the first vehicle bringing the RS nameplate back to the U.S. Starting price is $56,850 (excluding destination charges, taxes, title, options and dealer charges).
If these three pictures don't get you excited about the 24 hours of Nürburgring, we think you may be at the wrong website. The guys from Drivecult captured a few of the very drool worthy cars that will be racing at today's 24 Hours of Nürburgring during qualifying runs yesterday.
GRiP Magazine decided to test three cars (Challenger SRT8, Techart Magnum, MTM TT-RS) against a Schnitzer-tuned BMW 123d police car by robbing a bank three times. We're certain this is fake, but you never know mit ze Germans.
It's official, the 2010 Audi TT RS has a turbocharged direct-injection inline-five cylinder which makes 335 HP and 331 lb-ft of torque. It does 0-to-62 MPH in 4.7 seconds and returns 25 MPG. Swoon.
Audi must've rented the 'Ring for the day, since we first got a glimpse of the R8 V10 and now we see a unique TT. With so many variations of Audi's sprightly TT coupe running around, sometimes the differences can appear minor at first. Take these pictures gathered by the folks at Bridge To Gantry of what appears to be…
Unsatisfied with the mechanical hotness of Audi's new TT? Edmunds Inside Line is reporting two up-spec'd TT models are on the way, following a similar performance-badging continuum as Audi's more conventional lines. Adding to a recent missive in Motor Trend, Edmunds says at hand are the TT-S for 2007 and TT-RS for…