Make / Model Search

New models - Audi - TT - RS Plus

Super-quick Audi TT RS Plus hits Oz at $140K

Pocket supercar: Top speed is irrelevant on Australian roads, but the Audi TT RS Plus provides Lamborghini-like standing-start thrust for a relatively affordable $139,900.

Giant-crushing acceleration, unique styling touches for pumped-up Audi TT RS Plus


Click to see larger images

15 Feb 2013

AUDI has unleashed its pumped-up TT RS Plus coupe on Australian shores, delivering 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds and a 280km/h top speed for $139,900 plus on-road costs – a modest $500 over the standard TT RS it replaces.

Shaving 0.2s off the five-cylinder turbocharged coupe’s already impressive acceleration time makes the TT RS Plus quicker than a Porsche Carrera 4S PDK costing more than twice as much, let alone its Boxster S price rival (4.8s).

It also shames exotica like the the $386,391 Aston Martin V12 Vantage and $450,000 Bentley Continental GT Speed, while matching the $502,204 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 E-Gear and coming close to its soon-to-be-updated R8 V10 big brother (3.9s).

At $76,990, Australia’s home-grown FPV GT R-Spec is the most affordable car to come close with a 4.7-second time (matched by the $162,300 BMW M3 coupe), while the $156,900 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe is the Audi’s closest rival for acceleration and price.

However none of the above can match the TT’s official combined (98 RON premium) fuel consumption figure of 8.5 litres per 100 kilometres.

Standard quattro all-wheel-drive provides all-weather traction and is a major contributor to the RS Plus achieving that headline-grabbing acceleration figure, along with its quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with launch control function.

Audi turned the wick up on its 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo-petrol engine by 15kW and 15Nm, resulting in 265kW and 465Nm for a power to weight ratio of 180kW per tonne, and wound back the electronic speed limiter to liberate an extra 30km/h at the top end.

Differentiating this swansong for the second-generation TT sportscar range – before an all-new third-generation model materialises in the next year or so – are carbon-fibre mirror housings, a polished anthracite radiator grille with matte-aluminium frame and chunky black dual exhaust outlets.

Inside, the gear selector is dressed with TT RS Plus badging and aluminium-look trim, while under the bonnet is a carbon-fibre engine bay dress-up pack.

Unique 19-inch black five-spoke Rotor-design alloys with contrasting red spoke tips and outer rim finish the look, but this polarising feature can be deleted as a no-cost option.

Behind the wheels are perforated front brake discs clamped by four-piston callipers and Audi’s adaptive ‘magnetic ride’ damping system.

The distinctive five-cylinder engine note of the TT RS is enhanced with an active exhaust system that intensifies the sound when Sport mode is selected.

Standard equipment carried over from the standard TT RS includes sat-nav, RS bucket seats in with Nappa leather upholstery, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, flared sills, RS-specific bumpers with rear diffuser and a fixed boot-lid spoiler.

Those wanting more a more practical RS Audi can opt for the $149,400 RS4 Avant, a V8-powered wagon that has also just gone on sale in Australia – but it is comparatively slow to 100km/h at 4.7 seconds.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Read more

All new models

TT pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

GoAuto can help you buy a new TT

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Audi models

All new models

TT pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here