Press - February 2019

Meet the 2019 Audi TT RS

2019 Audi TT RS

The Audi TT RS was one of my favourite vehicles of 2018. A statement I didn’t think I’d be typing before I’d got behind the wheel. I mean, It’s just a fast Audi TT, right?

Maybe, but still. We drive many cars that can reach 100km/h as fast as some supercars, also cars that have grippy, unbelievable chassis’. There’s also some that have wonderfully focused driving positions and cockpits, as well as the ones that produce many many kW’s and make fantastic sounds. However, the TT RS covers all of these points pretty well, summed up with 1-2-4-5-3.  Yes, the quickly becoming iconic 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI motor.

So, then, you can imagine how excited we were when we heard that a “ new” 2019 Audi TT RS model has been released. Sadly, The biggest changes to the 2019 model are simply cosmetic, but then again, why fix was isn’t broken.

While the changes aren’t huge, they do make a difference. From the front, you’ll notice wider air intakes either side which are integrated into a new front spoiler which rounds up at the sides. You’ll also notice vertical strips on the insides of each air vent, on the previous model, these were situated on the outside. The vents are bigger and wider, giving a more aggressive and wide stance, and I also like how these vents run almost to the end of the car with the bolstered edges running into the wheel arches.

Here’s a comparison image between the new and previous model.

Audi TT RS

LED Headlights are standard on the 2019 Audi TT RS, with matrix LED units available as an option. If you fancy, Matix OLED reversing lights are also an option, which are, well, better.  Apparently, they also give a great light show with the ignition turned on as well.

Talking about the rear, there have been changes here as well. A newly designed rear wing catches the eye, it’s more prominent and features side winglets. On top of this, there’s a new diffuser with vertical design elements on either side, finished off by the typically large, oval exhausts.

Included in the eight colour choices are Pulse orange and Turbo blue, which join the RS-Specific Kyalami green as new options. Performance from the 2019 Audi TT RS remains the same, with 294kW’s and 480Nm with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.7 seconds. We look forward to seeing the new model sometime later in the year!