The Audi TTRS Is A Budget Supercar
In a world where cars keep getting larger and more electric the Audi TTRS represents everything I love about classic supercars but it’s missing one
The Audi TTRS has all of the components of a supercar – it’s sexy, it’s luxurious, and most importantly it’s fast as shit. In fact, this mighty coupe makes the 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.6 seconds.
Audi TTRS Specs
- Engine: 2.5-Liter 5-Cylinder TFSI
- Drivetrain: Front-engine all-wheel-drive
- Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting
- Horsepower: 400-hp @ 7,000 RPM
- Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
- 0-60 mph: ~3.6 seconds
- MPG: 19/29 mpg
- Pricing Starts at $64,900
- Average Rating: 9.5/10
Sport DNA – The Sport Quattro
The older I get the more I identify with what Dr. Dre was talking about back in 2001. See, youngsters just don’t get it. They see Audi today and they think it’s a luxury brand.
Well, in some ways it is, but before it was a luxury brand it raced rally cars and from 1980-1991 it raced a rally car that was called the Quattro and it was so badass that it made a bunch of people super salty because it won so
A little interesting tidbit is that the Sport Quattro and all the Quattro rally cars were powered by Audi’s 2.5-Liter inline 5-Cylinder engine. It’s one of Audi’s most storied and engineered motors and it deserves more respect than you give it.
While the Americans were over here dickin around with gigantic V8’s, those sneaky Germans were cranking out this weird motor that had more power than a locomotive.
The final Group B
Later on, Audi would eventually name its amazing all-wheel-drive system and even its
Now look, the whole reason I’m even talking about this is to let you know that the Audi TTRS has this same heritage in its DNA. That incredible 5-cylinder, the amazing Quattro. It’s a car born from racing genetics. And we should all be grateful for that.
The Audi TTRS Is A Baby R8
Listen, I read the internet and I see all the fanboys out there jerkin themselves off all the time. A lot of these very people tell you that the Audi TT isn’t a real sports car and that Pizza Rolls are a real food.
Well, they are wrong and also gross.
Thankfully, the prejudices of automotive consumers against the Audi TT hasn’t prevented Audi from going forward with the TTRS because what came out was simply an incredible car, especially when you factor in the price.
Compared to an R8 the Audi TTRS is anywhere between 50-75% cheaper depending on which trim you want your R8 in, but it doesn’t matter. Neither comes with a center mounted infotainment screen, both are two-door coupes, both have Quattro, and both sprint from 0-60 mph in under 3.6 seconds, with the
They are incredibly similar in a lot of ways. Both sport an amazing looking interior that is entirely driver-focused, both are easy to live with every day, and both are fast as shit.
Why You Should Consider The Audi TTRS
The two primary competitors of the Audi TTRS are the Chevy Corvette and the Porsche 718 Cayman. In order to get performance on par with the Audi TTRS you would run a tab up on each that eclipses six-figures.
In that regard, the Audi TTRS is in a class of it’s own. There simply isn’t another car that looks like this good, performs this great, and is this versatile at the price point of the Audi TTRS.
While everyone has been hopping on the Tesla bandwagon and screaming for electric SUV’s, Audi quietly released a sports car that satisfies our cravings for affordable performance.
It’s a budget supercar that you can drive to work, take to the track, show off to the neighbors, and dazzle your significant other with on date night. It’s a Swiss Army knife of performance coupes and I can’t wait till I’m rich enough to buy one.