All that juice will be distributed to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro system, and handled by a dual-clutch transmission (and only a dual-clutch transmission), so 0-60 times are unsurprisingly quick. The coupe does the sprint in 3.7 seconds, and the roadster in 3.9, not far off from the vastly more expensive Audi R8 V10′s time of 3.1 seconds.
Speaking of the R8, it will be interesting to see what kind of competition the TT RS poses to its bigger brother. In the same way Porsche kept performance variants of the Boxster and Cayman from stepping on the toes of the 911, Audi has done the same with the TT RS and the R8. Although they’re a ocean apart on paper, I think they’ll be quite close in terms of driving experience.
Though it’s yet to be priced, it’s safe to assume the new TT RS will severely undercut its R8 sibling. Catch it on display at the Beijing Motor Show this week.