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by Jez Spinks

The Audi TT RS Plus, the company’s second-fastest production car, has landed in Australia.

It trails only to Audi’s R8 supercar in the acceleration stakes, making the TT RS Plus a fitting send-off for the famous coupe before its replaced by a new-generation model that’s expected in 2014.

The Plus in the Audi TT RS Plus name brings more power and performance to the flagship TT, and costs just $500 more than the TT RS it replaces – $139,900.

With 265kW of power (up 15kW) and 463Nm of torque (up 15Nm) from its 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder, the all-wheel-drive TT RS Plus clocks 4.1 seconds in the 0-100km/h sprint and can reach 280km/h.

The engine is again linked with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, with fuel consumption rated at 8.5 litres per 100km.

The Audi TT RS Plus sits on 19-inch wheels wrapped in 255/35 tyres, and includes a magnetic damper system that can stiffen the suspension for more dynamic driving at the touch of a button.

The RS version of the two-plus-two seater coupe also features exhaust flaps to enhance the car’s sporty soundtrack.

Audi Australia is calling 2013 its “year of performance” owing to an influx of sporty models.

Audi once sold only one RS model at a time, but this year the Audi TT RS Plus is joined by the Audi RS4 Avant that has launched at the time, an updated R8 arrives in March, the Audi RS5 Cabriolet is here in the third quarter, and the Audi RS6 Avant lands in the fourth quarter. The recently unveiled Audi S3 Sportback should also sneak in before year’s end.

Click the photo tab above to see images of the Audi TT RS Plus.

  • Dudeface

    Yes please – I’ll take one in blue, thanks. 

    • Zaccy16

      ill have a black one, the interior of the tt is still a fantastic design

      • Captain Nemo®™

         But hang on a min Zuppy, it has black wheels and you just said over on the Commodore story “black rims look rubbish”.  So you’re only liking this thing because it’s a Rolf in a party dress?

        • Zaccy16

          on this it looks good but on the commodore ot looks cheap and nasty, on some cars captain things look good for example, 20 inch wheels may look good on something as big as the cx9 but on a mazda 2 they would be way too big

      • Golfmother

        Magic drive .

  • Browneye69

    And to think its only around $77,000 in the UK, even with LCT thrown in it would be $84,000. $140,000 Audi????  Does anyone sense a rip off?

    • Dudeface

      It’s across the board with the German manufacturers (VW to a lesser extent). Sucks I know but what can we do.

    • JooberJCW

      Depends if it sells quickly, then its just Supply and demand. if only allocated with e.g 200 imports per year you’ll jack up the price so the demand matches the supply.

      Plus take into account logistics compared to the UK for the car.

      • $29896495

        Logistics don’t count, cars are bulk carriered, not brought out individually. The rate would be the same no matter what it is. Once here they pile them on trucks and move them around for next to nothing.

        • Browneye69

          Your dead right huwtm. Logistics are just the same for a Cayman, 911 or  $25K Golf.

          • Browneye69

            Or a TTRS

          • JooberJCW

            Of course its the same, they are all from Germany. But if you think the logistics is the same Germany -> Australia is the same as Germany -> UK, you have no clue then.

        • JooberJCW

          Yes it does, look at the geographical isolation of Australia compared to nations like the UK or the USA to get a car out from Germany. UK has options for road and rail. Australia traverses much greater and less orthodox routes to get here by ship. A

          • JooberJCW

            bah stupid phone couldn’t finish what I was going to say. 

            All in all its greater distances and traversing a more difficult route will cost more than to deliver to the UK or USA, adding to the price.

            Although the impact to the overall price isn’t going to be as hard hitting as GST, Import tax, and LC, logistic costs do add to the price.

          • $29896495

            I see what you are saying, but, and this is the crux of it. They are all bulked out on the same ships. Mini, Opels whatever. That being the case, those other cars should cost over a 100,00 too. Because they bring a lot of different brands at the one time costs are contained.

  • http://www.ozmazdaclub.com/ Tien

    :O DO WANT!!!

  • The Real Wile E

    Too expensive