If the regular 335bhp from the feisty five-cylinder engine in your Audi TT RS isn’t enough, Swiss tuning company, Sportec, can up the ante for you to 400bhp. For those of us who speak in kilowatts, that’s a leap from 250kW to 294kW. The Stage One tune increases torque by almost 100Nm, to around 540Nm.
Acceleration has improved, with the 0-100km/h down 0.4 seconds to a very tidy 4.2 seconds and, of course, the factory 250km/h speed limiter has been removed.
Road tests for the TT RS haven’t always been glowing endorsements, but, as the saying goes, Sportec have taken the “I’ve never met a horsepower I didn’t like” approach. Maybe that will work?
As it is Australian buyers will have to wait before they can judge the TT RS for themselves, with deliveries not due until early next year. Plenty of time to save for the relative loose change the Sportec tune will cost!
SPORTEC LAUNCHES 400 BHP STAGE ONE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE FOR NEW FLAGSHIP AUDI TT RS
Brackley, Northamptonshire, 24th August 2009
APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Sportec range of vehicle performance enhancements, is pleased to announce the launch of a Stage One engine performance upgrade for the new 335 bhp, turbocharged five cylinder Audi TT RS.
Careful data analysis by Sportecâ€™s technicians in Switzerland highlighted opportunities for performance enhancements within the standard Audi TT RSâ€™ engine management system, enabling the development of an effective ECU remap for the 2.5-litre TFSI engine.
From the factory, the Audi TT RS produces 335bhp at 5400 rpm and 450nm (328lb.ft) at 1600rpm. Sportecâ€™s Stage One ECU performance upgrade increases power to 400bhp at 5800rpm, while torque leaps to 401 lb.ft at 2650rpm.
Post conversion, the 0-100kmh time for the Audi TT RS falls from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds and in-gear acceleration times are greatly improved. Removal of the factory 155mph top speed limiter is included as part of the Sportec Stage One package.
Priced at Â£1200.00 fitted, including VAT @ 15%, the Sportec Audi TT RS Stage One performance upgrade is available now from APS of Brackley. For total peace of mind, Sportecâ€™s conversions are covered by a guarantee for the balance of the manufacturerâ€™s warranty.
Due to strong customer demand, a full program of additional complimentary performance, dynamic and styling upgrades for the Audi TT RS is currently in development at Sportecâ€™s base in HÃ¶ri, Switzerland.
A demonstrator Audi TT RS, fitted with the Sportec Stage One performance upgrade, will be available for media testing soon.
Based in HÃ¶ri, Switzerland, Sportec CH was established in 1997 and provides performance, dynamic and styling upgrades for a large range of Porsche and VAG models that are sold across the EU, North America and the Far East. State of the art technical facilities, experienced staff, plus a dedication to precision and quality allows Sportec CH to develop exclusive, innovative upgrades, as showcased in the new 858bhp SPR1 supercar.