Audi TT RS Coupé long-term review

Our Verdict
Audi TT RS
Audi TT RS

Audi Sport drops a sub-4.0sec-to-60mph bomb into Porsche Cayman territory

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Nic Cackett
7 August 2018
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Why we ran it: To see if the most hardcore TT is preferable to the cooking versions and a genuine alternative to a BMW M2

Month 1 - Month 2 - Month 3 - Month 4 - Month 5 - Month 6 - Month 7 - Month 8 - Price & Specs​

Life with an Audi TT RS: Month 8

After nearly 10k miles, the ’bahnstormer is going back whence it came. Did it leave an indelible mark on those who drove it? - 4th July 2018

The TT RS turned up in November last year with three indisputable strengths: a) it was nice to sit in, b) it was nice to listen to, and c) it was unrepentantly rapid. It departs with all three intact, and adds a few more for good measure.

In retrospect, it is the car’s unanticipated usability that has helped set it apart. That word is bandied about far too much these days given that it applies to virtually every car in a modern context short of those not wearing doors or a fixed roof, but it must be mentioned when talking about the TT because a sports car – even one derived from a hatchback – arrives with a number of preconceptions about where and when you’re going to be able to use it.