The Audi TT Coupe and Roadster family has been straddling the line between a sporty car and a true sports car, but in recent years it has skewed toward the latter.
For 2012, most of the TT model line carries over mostly unchanged, but there's one very significant exception: A hot new 2012 Audi TT RS gets a 360-horsepower, 2.5-liter turbo in-line five, a six-speed manual gearbox, a lowered, specially tuned suspension with magnetic ride control, stronger brakes (four-piston in front), and a new Haldex version of quattro all-wheel drive. And in fitting with its personality, the TT RS gets a raucous exhaust note, thanks to an partial exhaust bypass that engages when you click Sport mode. The TT RS is very exclusive, too, with a total of 1,000 slated to be sold in the U.S.
Altogether, the new 2012 TT RS can get to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, and hit a top speed of 174 mph. With a slightly stiffer tune, the more vocal engine, and acceleration strong enough to pin you back in your...
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