Possible Audi TT RS Prototype Spotted Testing

A potential pre-production prototype of the impending 2016 Audi TT RS has been spied testing by Automobile ahead of its rumored debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

This test mule may look like a TT S at a first glance, but there are a few visible features which point to it being something more. The front end appears slightly more aggressive with an RS-like lower front lip section, and slotted disc brakes not offered on the 292 horsepower TT S are also present. The production TT RS should make its presence known with a much more aggressive front end, side skirts and a rear diffuser along with different wheels and large oval exhaust tips.

A previous report indicated the 2016 TT RS will be powered by the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine used in the new RS3 Sportback. In the TT, however, the engine will produce over 400 horsepower, which is rumored to result in a 0-60 mph of 4.0 seconds and limited top speed of 155 mph. Both dual-clutch and six-speed manual transmissions should be available, sending power to a standard Quattro all-wheel drive system.

Check out the spy shots of the TT RS here before the model makes its first appearance this September in Frankfurt.

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