2018 Audi TT RS Coupe – Feel The Rumble

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe quattro S tronic
Class: Subcompact Cars
Fuel Economy: 19/29
Base Price: $64,900

Driving should never be boring. Your vehicle should be an extension of you and your unique personality. When you enter the cockpit and snap that seatbelt in place, driving should be a pleasure. Audi understands that and their vehicles represent that idea.

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe
Photo courtesy of Audi USA.

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time behind the wheel of the 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe quattro S tronic with the technology package, the dynamic plus package, black optic package, RS sport exhaust system and the RS design package. In other words, top of the line. . . loaded! And, it was all I expected. . . and then some.

Garnering inspiration from the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro, its five-cylinder 2.5-liter TFSI engine produces 400 horsepower that you can feel as soon as you hit the road. Tool around in one of five drive modes and look for all to offer smooth handling and eager acceleration which are as iconic with the brand as the Audi badging.

The exterior is bold with a big, wide grille across the front grinning at competitors. As your eye follows the curves across the hood, you’ll come to rest on the LED headlights and taillights. Impressive. A rear spoiler reinforces the sports car qualities as well as the 20-inch 7-spoke wheels. You like? Yea, me too.

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe
Photo courtesy of Audi USA.

The interior is just as stunning. Comfy, heated front TT RS sport seats are Nappa leather with diamond stitching, red on black for a sharp contrast that suits this Audi perfectly. The craftsmanship is second to none with high-quality materials and leather wrapping on the gear shifter, the console and the armrests. The use of negative space across the dashboard adds dimension to the interior, yet all the technology and control gadgets (sound system, climate control, communication commands and so forth) are cleverly worked into the center area with display located directly behind the steering wheel. The over-sized 12.3-inch display offers plenty of room to adequately house the tachometer, speedometer and other informational gauges.

Safety Features on the 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe

The 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe is packed with safety features which reassures me in so many ways. You can expect things like:

  • Advanced airbag protection system with eight airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic stabilization control with sport mode
  • Lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) – car seat mounting for the kiddos
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring

Becky’s Favorite Features on the 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe
Photo courtesy of Becky J. Beall.
  • Virtual cockpit with fully-digital 12.3-inch instrument display
  • LED headlights and taillights offering such a nice glow
  • Luxury interior that is amazingly comfortable
  • Sexy, sophisticated exterior that turns heads

I’m not going to lie. This car drives like a dream. It holds the road with rugged, aggressive stature and it goes from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds. Crank it up and hear the rumble. Feel the rumble. It’s pretty awesome.

Becky J. Beall

Becky is a travel and automotive journalist with 20+ years experience in writing and editing. She is also a radio show host, television personality and speaker.

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