If someone asked me to describe the difference between Audi’s TT and the TT-RS, I’d do my best to explain that one is a sporty luxury car, while the other is a sports car that happens to have luxury appointments. Stephan Reil, Audi’s head of development at quattro GmbH, can tell you the difference between the two cars down to the slightest detail, which he does in the video below.
Here’s all you need to know: the Audi TT-RS is impressively fast, and at a base price of $57,725, is expensive but attainable. That money buys you an all-wheel-drive coupe with a turbocharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that puts out 360 horsepower and 343 lb.-ft. of torque. It’ll run from zero to sixty in 4.6 seconds, and to ensure that only true enthusiasts need apply, comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The TT-RS pushes all the right buttons for me, and could quite possibly top my list of “if I win the lottery” cars. For now, at least.