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Audi TT RS (2010)

by Barry Green,reviewed April 2010

Audi’s new TT RS is a case of ‘back to the future’.

With a turbo, 2.5-litre, five-cylinder engine putting its considerable power (250 kW) and torque (450 Nm) to the ground through Audi’s all-wheel-drive system, the RS is a throwback to the original and legendary 1980s’ Quattro.

The broad slab of torque means overtaking at highway speeds is a breeze in sixth gear. Consummately capable it is, yet the RS feels a less involving drive than its well-regarded, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder sibling, the TTS. It is so well planted that it risks being misinterpreted as too stolid.

So, not as good as the TTS then? No, just nicely different.

Audi TT RS 2010


Performance, dynamics


Price, numb steering

Key features

19-inch alloy wheels, DVD-based navigation, sports leather seats, sports suspension with choice of settings, fixed rear spoiler, alarm, climate control


Dual front and side airbags, curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, stability and traction control, electronic diff lock, hill start assist

Car Details

Vehicle make Audi
Vehicle model TT RS
Vehicle type Luxury Sports
Year 2010
Price when new $133,700 MLP
Current price range $ - $

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Engine 2.5-litre, turbo, 5-cylinder
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.