New details are starting to emerge about the Audi TT RS scheduled to come out in the first half of the year.

A user of the Motor-Talk forums posted an interesting piece of information that he managed to find out from a dealer representative after attending a meeting at quattro GmbH. It seems the range-topping TT is due to be unveiled in the following months and will continue to be powered by the turbocharged five-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine. In this newest application, the motor is said to develop 395 horsepower sent to a quattro AWD setup likely only through a dual-clutch gearbox.

In terms of performance, expect the 2016 Audi TT RS to run the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in around four seconds and top out at an electronically-capped 155 mph (250 kph) top speed. Should there be an optional performance package, the limiter will likely be bumped to somewhere in the region of 174 mph (280 kph).

In addition, a TT RS Performance (replacing the TT RS Plus) is expected to debut next year with 415 hp (420 PS).

Until then, the regular TT RS will reportedly be unveiled in April, so it won’t show up in Geneva. Deliveries will likely kick off in the second half of the year at a starting price substantially higher than the TT S that begins at $51,900 in United States and €49,100 in Germany.

Special thanks go to Hans for sending us the tip and render.


Gallery: Audi TT RS to have 395 hp from five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbo?

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