From autocar.co.uk; “Audi is taking aim at the new Porsche Boxster and upcoming second-generation Porsche Cayman with a spectacular 174mph version of the Audi TT RS, seen here for the first time. Called the Audi TT RS plus, the powered up coupe and roadster pairing will join what is shaping up as a formidable display of new Audi models – the third-gen Audi A3 and Audi RS4 Avant included – at the Geneva motor show in March.
The centrepiece of the new range-topping TT is a tuned version of Audi’s turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder direct injection petrol engine – as used by the go-fast TT RS and RS3 Sportback.
Mounted transversely over the front wheels in a unique carbonfibre-trimmed engine bay, the four-valve-per-cylinder unit delivers an added 20bhp and 11lb ft of torque over the standard tune of the engine. Power is up to 355bhp and 343lb ft – some 44bhp…
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