Audi announced Tuesday that it will bring the 360hp Audi TT RS coupe to the U.S. market by the third quarter of 2011.
“With performance and agility rooted in Audi motorsports success, the TT RS is truly an emotional sports car,” explained Johan de Nysschen, president of 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 stateside.
The U.S. version of the Audi TT RS will come with the same 2.5-liter TFSI, five-cylinder engine as the European version. The 360hp turbocharged engine also produces an impressive 332lb-ft of torque. The car features a 6-speed manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, and goes from 0-60mph in 4.6sec. The lightweight aluminum body produces a low drag coefficient of 0.32.