When the TT RS hits U.S. Audi dealers later this year, it will arrive with a sticker price of $56,850. Although that may seem a little pricey considering the base car lists from just $38,300, the TT RS promises enough performance to support that premium.
The U.S.-spec TT RS will arrive with a 360 horsepower version of Audi's turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder, trumping the car's European counterpart by 25 horses. Torque will be rated at an equally stout 343 lb-ft.
The TT RS will be available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, sending power to all-four wheels via Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system. The sprint from 0-60 should take a mere 4.1 seconds.
In addition to its added performance, the TT RS will also offer buyers some unique design elements. The car will come standard with a black front grille, bigger air intakes, Audi's signature RS oval exhaust pipes and unique 19-inch wheels.
The TT RS is scheduled to arrive on dealer lots during the third quarter and will be available in both coupe and convertible configurations.