Roadster begins at £53,550 and you'll have to pay more for those fancy OLED taillights.

Preliminary pricing details are out for the 2017 Audi TT RS in U.K., and by “preliminary,” we mean only the starting prices. The coupe is going to be available from £51,800 OTR, whereas the Roadster is going to command a £1,750 premium for those in search of open-top thrills. The TT RS will go down in history as Audi’s very first production car to be offered with OLED taillights, albeit these will be optional equipment and we don’t know how much money Audi will want for them. Suffice it to say, these won’t be cheap.

For those hard to please, the standard LED headlights can be replaced by optional matrix LED headlights featuring 12 light-emitting diodes that will be automatically and individually turned off whenever the on-board sensors will detect traffic up ahead. That way, the beam is going to be diverted around the traffic participants so that the light won’t disturb them.

2016 Audi TT RS Lime Green
2016 Audi TT RS Lime Green
2016 Audi TT RS Lime Green

More importantly, the TT RS is Audi’s first model to use the latest evolution of its reputable turbocharged 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine. Now with 400 horsepower (294 kilowatts) & 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-meters) of torque, the engine propels the coupe to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in 3.7 seconds. The Roadster is a tad heavier and will need an extra 0.2s to complete the same task, with both cars featuring an electronic top speed limiter programmed to kick in at 155 mph (250 kph). Should you want to go even faster than that, an optional Dynamic Package Plus will raise the limiter to 174 mph (280 kph). To make it worth your while, Audi will also throw in a sportier exhaust system to further accentuate the grunt provided by the five-cylinder unit.

The most powerful road-going TT ever will be available on order in U.K. towards the end of the month.

If you want that exact same engine in a more practical car, the U.S.-bound RS3 Sedan will have it. Chances are the inbound facelift for the Euro-spec RS3 Sportback will also take advantage of the upgraded 2.5-liter engine.

Source: Audi U.K.

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