Until recently, many of the highest-performance examples of European models were reserved for customers on the continent, but things have changed recently, and Audi has introduced the highest-performance of its TT compact sportster to the States, with one slight caveat. But despite the lack of the Europe-only dual-clutch transmission, the TT RS lays down some impressive numbers nonetheless.
The TT RS equipped with the U.S.-market mandatory six-speed manual ran a quick 4.2-second 0-60 time, and a 12.8 second quarter-mile at 107.6 miles per hour, and hauled down from 60-0 mph in a reasonably brief 107 feet. While the TT RS definitely delivers the numbers, Lago comments on the somewhat sterile driving experience relative to other comparable performance cars, most notably the Porsche Cayman. He calls it a great car for drivers that don’t have a lot of performance driving experience, due to its benign responses and deliberate understeer.
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