2010 Audi TT-RSEnlarge Photo
Swiss tuning firm Sportec specializes in optimizing the vehicle management systems and electronic control units of cars to eke as much performance out of them as possible, and its latest product focuses on giving the new Audi TT-RS a significant boost in the performance department--not that the standard TT-RS was lacking in power to begin with.
From the factory, the Audi TT-RS produces 340 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 328 pound-feet at 1,600 rpm. Sportec’s new Stage One ECU performance upgrade increases power to 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, while torque leaps to 401 pound-feet at just 2,650 rpm--not bad for an engine displacing just 2.5-liters.
Sportec Audi TT-RS dyno chartEnlarge Photo
Post conversion, the 0-62 mph time for the Audi TT-RS falls from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds and in-gear acceleration times are greatly improved as well. Furthermore, removal of the factory 155 mph top speed limiter is included as part of the Sportec Stage One package although no top speed figure has been revealed.
Additionally, Sportec will soon be offering some other modifications for the car that will further improve performance and dynamics. Expect to see the usual bodykit, exhaust and suspension modifications.