Audi TT RS 2019 revealed: "It's never been this masculine"
The heaviest hitter in Audiu0027s TT family has just been refreshed, with a new, more powerful look now paired with the old, no-more-powerful engine. But thatu0027s not a bad thing; Audiu0027s potent 2.5-litre, five-cylinder engine is a punchy and powerful thing, and one that wasnu0027t exactly crying out for more oomph. Instead, Audi has focused its attention on the TT RSu0027s exterior, with a newly designed front-end headlined by a matt titanium-look badge, and a gloss-black grille with matt-black framing. The air inlets are bigger, too, and there are new lateral air inlets that shoot backwards toward the front tyres to give the RS a wider, tougher stance. Thereu0027s also a new front spoiler designed to ape a racing caru0027s, as well as interchangeable wing mirror caps (body coloured, black or matt aluminium or carbon-fibre). At the rear, thereu0027s a new fixed wing, along with two mammoth exhaust pipes poking out from beneath its rump. And none of it is by accident, of course. The TT, probably unfairly, has been accused in the past of being a u0022hairdresseru0027s caru0022 (though, presumably, a well-paid hairdresser), and itu0027s a point not lost on Audi, with executives pointedly describing this new RS as having u0022never looked so masculineu0022. One place where it absolutely claims some hairy-chested brawn is under its bonnet, with the brandu0027s very good 2.5-litre engine carrying over. And that means 294kW, 480Nm, all-wheel drive and sports suspension as standard - which is enough to rocket the RS to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and to push on to a limited top speed of 250km/h (or an optional 280km/h). Expect the RS to arrive in the first half of 2019, with final local specification yet to be confirmed. Is this the toughest TT yet? Tell us in the comments below.