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Audi has used a simple mathematical unit to name its latest sports car, the TT RS Plus.
It's basically a TT RS +15kW, +15Nm, +30km/h, +meaner styling.
Hitting the streets in both Coupé and Roadster guises, the Plus puts out 265kW and 465Nm. Audi has not elaborated on what's been done to the RS' 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbopetrol motor, although we suspect it's just a mapping job.
As with the 'non-plus' RS, this beast puts its power to the tar through all four wheels via either a six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic gearbox.
Fitted with the seven-speeder, the Plus will (allegedly) screech from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds, making it 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard version and Audi has also tampered with the speed limiter to allow a top whack of 280km/h.
Theoretical fuel consumption for those with a light foot remains unchanged at 8.5 litres per 100km.
Keeping the world informed about its slightly more sinister nature, the Plus is set apart from the stock RS by 19-inch alloy wheels painted black with contrasting red rim flanges as well as a grille in highly polished anthracite and black wing mirrors hewn from carbon fibre reinforced polymer.
Designers also added a large, fixed rear wing to increase downforce at the tail end of the car. Even the engine compartment gets a more exclusive look thanks to the Carbon Design package.
Despite all its plusses, there is a big minus as far as we're concerned - Audi South Africa says the TT RS Plus is not destined for South Africa.
It is probably more expensive to rent than own a property at the moment. Landlords are taking advantage of the population who can only rent because they cannot get the huge deposits required to purchase a home.However a really great car with great performance.What other colours does it come in a I only like Ferrari in red.
Jealousy can make some people quite mean? who says you cannot drive this car and still own a mansion? You are such a loser. If you cannot afford it, just admire it and stop being judgemantal.
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Did you look at the CAR Buyers POLE on the right. Where is the 3rd option, for Toyota Fans? The Ugly and Dangerous option???????
would be great for the population that buy expensive cars and rent their homes...
Map + upped boost? Meaning it needs something better than 95RON. Maybe thats why it's not for SA.
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