Monday mornings are the worst for the working class, but this one just got a little bit better thanks to Audi's TT RS build video.
Established back in 1993, Audi’s Győr factory in Hungary is the place where the A3 Sedan/Cabriolet and TT Coupe/Roadster come to life. Last year, the 11,411 employees (as of December 31, 2015) assembled a total of 160,206 cars and no less than 2,022,520 engines. Last month, production of the TT RS in both coupe and roadster flavors kicked off and now Audi has decided to go behind the scenes and show us how the 400-hp rockets are born.
The TT RS is not only Audi’s first model to use the latest development of the turbocharged, inline-five 2.5-liter engine, but it also represents the first production car from the brand to be offered with matrix OLED taillights. Demonstrated in the video below, the fancy rear lighting clusters are going to be offered as optional equipment and as such will cost extra.
Now with 400 horsepower (294 kilowatts) and 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-meters) of torque, Audi’s iconic 5-cylinder mill helps the fastest and most powerful road-going TT ever reach 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.7 seconds and top out at 174 mph (280 kph) when configured with the optional Dynamic Package Plus.
The exact same engine will also find its way underneath the hood of the RS3 Sedan and we will likely see it as well in the RS3 Sportback where the current inline-five pumps out 367 hp (270 kW). We won’t be surprised if the facelifted high-powered hatch will show up in Paris next month alongside its sedan counterpart, unless Audi wants to premiere the U.S.-bound sedan in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Getting back to the TT RS Coupe and Roadster, the order books are being opened this month across Europe, with pricing in U.K. kicking off at £51,800 OTR for the coupe. At home in Germany, the fixed roof model is going to set you back €66,400.
Below are other promo videos of the TT RS hot out of the oven.