Great news! Finally the Audi TT RS coup? has been anounced today for the third quarter of 2011. The decision of launching this car has been made after consulting fans on the Facebook homepage, where almost 11.500 of them appeared to be enthusiastic for the TT RS. The Audi America president,Mr. de Nysschen explained that the TT RS is a truly emotional car, due to the success achieved by Audi in the motorsports industry. Inspite the price not being announced yet, there are still interesting features of the new model, such as the 2,5 litre TFSI engine with five cylinders, which obtained the prize for the Engine of the year in its category. This relatively small engine is able to produce an impressively value of 360 bhp, which, in combination with a lightweight aluminium body, can lead to only 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60mph. The car will be equipped with a 6-gear manual transmission.
The hopes of American sports car enthusiasts will be realized. Audi announced today that it is bringing the 360-horsepower Audi TT RS coupe to the U.S. market by the third quarter of 2011.
The introduction of the Audi TT RS to the U.S. market has been under consideration for several months. To gauge consumer passion for the high-performance car, Audi launched an innovative survey on its Facebook tab. After more than 11,500 fans expressed their enthusiasm for the Audi TT RS in just one month, and the American automotive media praised its dynamics, Audi executives concluded the car's time had come.
"With performance and agility rooted in Audi motorsports success, the TT RS is truly an emotional sports car," explained Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "That emotion became abundantly clear as we explored interest across the country."
Audi has not yet determined pricing for the Audi TT RS and will continue to define features and options available to U.S. consumers. Only the coupe version of the TT RS will be available in the U.S.
The Audi TT RS headed for America will share key performance attributes of the models sold in Europe and elsewhere. The car will come with the same, award-winning 2.5-liter TFSI, five-cylinder engine that generates 360 horsepower. The turbocharged engine also produces an impressive 332 lb-ft of torque. It was developed exclusively for the Audi TT RS and won International Engine of the Year honors this summer in judging for its category by 71 automotive journalists. The 2.5T engine will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive to achieve a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. The lightweight body featuring Audi Space Frame ASF® aluminum construction produces a low drag coefficient of 0.32.
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