1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

never knew about this...shame though

micky2 not 1 Oct 29, 2013

  1. micky2 not 1

    micky2 not 1 Member

  2. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Interesting - the TT would have had a different reputation completely if this went into production.

    From my perspective I would imagine the car would deter sales away from the RS4 / RS6, something that Audi would not want as the TT was aimed at a different buyer.

    I would also imagine the weight of the V6 up front would cause different handling characteristics compared to the 1.8T.
  3. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

    That would have been a beast,not sure it would have sold as many as the 1.8t,the S3 should have had that or at least six pots I think/wished
    ShaunS3 likes this.
  4. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

    Great find OP and very interesting....

    Love the fact "Audi was able to completely utilize the RS 4’s drivetrain for the project, opening up a power potential of 380-400 hp while utilizing the well-developed torsen-based quattro system."

    What's not to love about that TT.

    Totally agree Voorhees, although I still think the 1.8t is still very good in the 8L S3....

    Definitely think Audi missed a trick as they should have chucked the 2.7t V6 into a 8L RS3 and started the RS3 back in the 8l days, along with some decent brakes to go with it :)

    I'm pretty sure they would have shifted a limited run of say 300 or so and given the TT and S3 a different light from petrol heads 'if' they went through with the production some 15 odd years ago.
  5. micky2 not 1

    micky2 not 1 Member

    TBH im a bit gutted they didnt stick with the turbo motor for all RS cars..especially the B7. really wanted one, drove a few but the v8's lame IMHO. so maybe the answer to retro fit the v6 turbo or the new 5 pot rs3 motor!

Share This Page