Audi TTRS Coming to U.S., Thanks to Facebook Petition!!!
Sometimes, the best way to determine an outcome is to put it to a vote. Just ask the Audi TTRS when it hits our shores in mid-2011.
“Last year Audi unveiled the RS version of its TT model at the Geneva auto show, but as with many European high-performance unveilings, the question of a U.S. import version was in doubt,” explains CNET. “To settle the question, Audi posted a survey on its Facebook page, and got 11,500 yeas for the Audi TT RS in a month. With this result, Audi says it will bring the TT RS to the U.S. by the third quarter of 2011, enough time in Internet terms for people to have moved on from car fandom to the latest Lady Gaga video.“
Jalopnik notes that the U.S.-bound TTRS has “no prices set yet, and only the hardtop aluminum and steel version makes the trip.”
“Audi is warning American customers that a limited number of cars will be imported, asking them to offer their contact info so that they can receive further information when this becomes available,” writes Autoevolution.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 3-door hatchback
ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $57,000
ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 20-valve inline-5, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 151 cu in, 2480cc
Power (SAE net): 340 bhp @ 5400 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 332 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: 97.2 in Length: 165.3 in Width: 72.8 in Height: 52.8 in
Curb weight (C/D est): 3200 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.2 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 174 mph
FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA city/highway driving: 18/26 mpg