Costly at roughly $10,000 more than the TT-S, the RS features a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque.

Audi has announced the 2012 TT-RS will be priced from $56,850 when it arrives in United States later this summer.

Costly roughly $10,000 more than the TT-S, the high-performance RS features a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 335 hp (265 kW / 340 PS) and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 3,306 lb (1,500 kg) coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

Other highlights include an aggressive body kit, a fixed rear wing, a dual exhaust system and unique 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there's brushed aluminum trim, sport seats and RS-branded door sills.

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