Our colleagues at TopSpeed have come up with a digital interpretation of the Audi TT RS which should be out sometime next year as a 2017MY.

We won't be too surprised if the real deal will have a lot in common with this unofficial render as Audi likes to keep its RS-badged models somewhat restrained. Don't let the exterior design mislead you as underneath the skin will reside a potent machine powered by a punchy 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine which according to the latest gossip will churn at least 407 PS (300 kW).

The range-topping TT will allegedly need just four seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint, thus making it 0.7s quicker than the TTS. Top speed is believed to increase from an electronically-capped 155 mph (250 km/h) to somewhere in the region of 174 mph (280 km/h). Needless to say, the TT RS will come as standard with a quattro all-wheel drive system like all the other RS models.

There's no word about pricing, but it will obviously be a lot more expensive than the TTS Coupe which in Germany kicks off at €49,100 so the RS version will likely hover around the €60,000 mark.

Gallery: Audi TT RS speculative render shows plausible design

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