We’ve already brought you our own driving impressions of the new 2012 Audi TT RS, the first of the German automaker’s hotted-up performance models to grace our shores since the RS4 bowed out of the market back in 2008, but now here’s a video of Audi RS boss Stephan Reil touting the benefits of his new baby.

Reil is actually the head of development of Audi’s quattro GmbH, the department responsible for the automaker’s high-performance vehicles like the TT RS, as well as the R8 GT supercar and some racing models.

If you're not up to speed on the TT RS, you ought to be. This 340 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder variant of the TT delivers 4.6-second 0-60 mph times, thanks in part to its quattro all-wheel drive.

It will set you back about $56,850 and is only available with a six-speed manual here in the U.S. Overseas versions are offered with a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission.

Now bring on the 2012 Audi RS5.