We in Europe have already been spoilt with our Audi TTS producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque – more than the US equivalent Tourist Trophy that only produces 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque despite both cars use the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder mated to a dual-clutch transmission and Quattro AWD system. But now Audi is adding an even faster variant to the European market in the form of the ‘Competition Plus’ model.
This new edition will add yet another 13 horses to the power output to match the likes of the Golf R, while also increasing the torque figure to 295 lb-ft. This torque doesn’t quite hit the levels of other VAG products, but will give the TTS a nice little bump in performance.
This performance is reflected in its 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds for the couple, and a little longer for the roadster which is slightly heavier with a time of 4.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph, and the German sports car will come as standard with Audi’s magnetic ride controlled shock absorbers.
While this isn’t quite as fast as the range-topping TTRS, which is getting its own special edition named the ‘40 Years Of Quattro‘, it does feature a host of technology including LED headlights and the brilliant Audi Virtual Cockpit, and a selection of other upgrades including leather seats, red brake callipers, black accenting around the car’s body, and some Four Rings side graphics.
Accompanying the Competition Plus edition is a Bronze Selection version, which is available to both the standard TT and TTS models, and adds a number of bronze accenting to the interior and exterior, as well as an extended leather package and an upgraded sound system from Bang & Olufsen. The front gets its honeycombed grille blacked out, and the rear receives a splash of chrome trim on the dual-exhaust tips.
Both editions will go on sale later this month in Germany, with the TTS Coupe Competition Plus starting at €61,000 with the roadster adding an extra €2,700 onto the bill and deliveries beginning early next year. The Bronze selection will come in the form of a package, and will be priced at €6,190 for the TT and €4,490 for the TTS. Deliveries are coined to start in Spring.♦ Follow Grand Tour Nation on Google News