Audi Australia has announced it will reintroduce the second-generation TT RS coupe in facelifted form next month.
Checking in at $134,900 plus on the road costs, the new TT RS is $2340 cheaper than its predecessor and comes with more than $6500 worth of extra value, according to Audi Australia.
Standard equipment now includes sports suspension with magnetic dampers, Matrix LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, 370mm ventilated front brakes discs with red eight-piston callipers, a bootlid spoiler and a sports exhaust system.
Inside, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 680W Bang & Olufsen sound system with 12 speakers, and a wireless smartphone charger feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring, a reversing camera and parking sensors.
Options include Matrix OLED tail-lights and red and blue RS Design packages.
As before, the TT RS is powered by a 294kW/480Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol five-cylinder engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel-drive system, albeit with a rear bias.
Two capped-price servicing plans are available for the Porsche 718 Cayman rival, with three years costing $2320, while five years charging $3420.
This combination helps the TT RS sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in a supercar-scaring 3.7 seconds, while its fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres.
As reported, there won’t be a fourth generation of the TT sports car, with it set to be replaced by an all-electric model. That said, Audi hasn’t confirmed yet exactly when its production run will end.