Audi TTRS-R treatment given to TT Roaster

A few months after Audi revealed their ABT tuned TTRS at the annual Geneva motor show, dubbed the TTRS-R, the German marque has announced that the roadster will be getting the same treatment.

Like the TTRS-R coupé, the roadster version will be limited to just 50 units. ABT have squeezed an impressive 268 kW from the 2.5L five-cylinder petrol TFSI engine- a 75kW increase over the stock TTRS. The torque figure is also up from 480 N.m. to a whopping 570 N.m. and is delivered to the tarmac by Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The result is 0-100km/h time of just 3.4 seconds (that’s as quick as a Ferrari 458 to put things in perspective). No top speed figure has been released for either the coupé or roadster but you can expect the coupé to be a fair bit faster than the stock TTRS’s 280km/h, while the roadster will likely be there or thereabouts. ABT tuned suspension and sports stabilizers on the front and rear axle will ensure the TTRS-R roadster delivers a driving experience to match its aggressive styling.

The interior now features carbon fibre seat and dashboard panels, while the exterior has had a typical ABT overhaul. A number of aerodynamic add-ons and some aggressive race-inspired parts shroud the bodywork of the TTRS-R- most notable items include the front splitter and canards, grill frame, and side skirts with side blades all finished in bare gloss carbon fibre. At the rear, you’ll find two double exit exhaust pipes stemming from the new ABT stainless steel exhaust system, while a set of 20 inch ABT Sport GR wheels finish off the exterior styling.

’’The uncompromising upgrade for the ABT TT RS-R illustrates the essence of ABT Sportsline: We have been focusing on our customers for over 120 years. Each vehicle is tested for reliability down to the last detail and offers maximum driving enjoyment,”  said CEO  of ABT Sportsline, Hans-Jürgen Abt.

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