Scheduled to make its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a few short weeks, the Audi TT-RS got a head start on the auto-lovin’ festivities by bearing a little bodywork in a series of teaser images. Expected to hit the European market during the latter half of 2009, Audi has yet to confirm a drop date for the TT-RS in the U.S. – but that doesn’t keep us from lusting. Equipped with a turbocharged 2.5L 5-banger, the AWD TT-RS puts out 340 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque and is expected to reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Offered standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, the TT-RS also comes optionally equipped with Audi’s DSG twin-clutch transmission which affords drivers the control of a manual transmission and the luxury of an automatically operated clutch.
As far as exterior revisions are concerned, aside from the obligatory RS-badging and requisite performance modifications (ie: larger side sills, air intake, etc.) we don’t expect the RS to be a drastic departure from the base TT. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a clear idea of what the new Audi’s body profile will look like, a few quick up-fender-skirt shots are enough to tide us over until March.