Audi was at the Nürburgring the other day to test a couple of TT RS prototypes, but as the video shows, it didn’t go as planned.

One of the test drivers pushed the TT RS a bit too hard on one of the Nordschleife’s bends and crashed, causing some damages to the rear axle. The taillight clusters were also smashed, but the dynamic turn signals were still working after the crash. Speaking of the rear lights, the Audi TT RS is expected to be offered with OLED taillights which will probably be an expensive alternative to the standard full LED setup.

Obviously, the driver wasn’t too happy to see the man with the camera pointing at him and rushed to cover the damaged prototype. The other Audi test driver with the second TT RS stopped to provide a helping hand with that car cover that was stored behind the front seats. Even so, thanks to the opened driver’s door, we can check out what appears to be a TT S-sourced steering wheel and the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit which is Audi’s fancy way of referring to the all-digital instrument cluster.

A recent rumor indicates the TT RS will use a brand new turbocharged 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine developing as much as 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts). The engine is expected to work with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox as a move to please everyone. Regardless of transmission, the TT RS will come exclusively in all-wheel-drive quattro guise like all the other RS models.

Expect to see the range-topping TT to be unveiled in the next few months.

Gallery: Audi TT RS prototype crash