Both variants are powered by a direct-injection 2.5-litre turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine which produces over 220kw of power and 450Nm.
The performance figures are quite vague; with Audi boasting its new TT RS takes “nowhere near five seconds to reach 100km/h” which one would assume means the mid-to-high four-second region with a top speed of 250km/h.
Power is sent to the ground through Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, with a performance brake package added to keep a tight rein on the power.
Coupled with its lightweight and largely aluminium body constructed as per the Audi Space Frame principle, the Audi TT RS promises to be a genuinely exhilarating driving machine.
Additional specifications will be revealed after the Audi Press Conference at the Geneva Auto Show on March 3.