Audi TT RS is coming to USA!

September 13, 2010  //  News, RS line, TT line

Audi TT RS Coupe

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inally Audi made a decision to bring its 2011 TT RS to the US market in the third quarter of 2011 – and we have “the-good-old” Facebook to thank for this. Over 11,500 Audi fans used Facebook to articulate their vivid interest in seeing this sports coupe on US roads, which affirmed the executive decision to bring the car to USA.

There are still, however, too many unknowns to keep us from getting too excited. For one – the price has not yet been determined. The decision on options and features we will see for the TT RS is also still in the air.

One thing is certain though – with Audi’s unprecedented design and impressive stats, this beauty is sure to turn heads.

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Details (Courtesy of Audi USA News):

- High-performance sports coupe scheduled to arrive in U.S. dealerships by the third quarter of 2011
- ‘Bring it to the U.S.’ Facebook petition gathered 11,500+ signatures in just one month, including many likely buyers
- The Audi TT RS will achieve 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds
The hopes of American sports car enthusiasts will be realized. Audi announced today that it is bringing the Audi TT RS coupe to the U.S. market by the third quarter of 2011.

The introduction of the Audi TT RS to the U.S. market has been under consideration for several months. To gauge consumer passion for the high-performance car, Audi launched an innovative survey on its Facebook tab. After more than 11,500 fans expressed their enthusiasm for the Audi TT RS in just one month, and the American automotive media praised its dynamics, Audi executives concluded the car’s time had come.

“With performance and agility rooted in Audi motorsports success, the TT RS is truly an emotional sports car,” explained Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “That emotion became abundantly clear as we explored interest across the country.”

Audi has not yet determined pricing for the Audi TT RS and will continue to define features and options available to U.S. consumers. Only the coupe version of the TT RS will be available in the U.S.

The Audi TT RS headed for America will share key performance attributes of the models sold in Europe and elsewhere. The car will come with the same, award-winning 2.5-liter TFSI. The turbocharged engine also produces an impressive 332 lb-ft of torque. It was developed exclusively for the Audi TT RS and won International Engine of the Year honors this summer in judging for its category by 71 automotive journalists. The 2.5T engine will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive to achieve a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. The lightweight body featuring Audi Space Frame ASF® aluminum construction produces a low drag coefficient of 0.32.

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