Audi is looking to keep European customers entertained with another special edition for its TT sportscar. The treatment targets the TTS, which is essentially the bridge that gaps the regular TT and the hooligan TT RS, with more power and new, albeit subtle design elements.
Under the new competition plus line, the TTS’ 2.0-liter inline-four engine makes 320 PS (316 horsepower) instead of 306 PS (302 horsepower) while torque remains unchanged at 400 Newton-meters or 295 pound-feet unlocked in the 2,000-5,300 rpm band.
Audi says the Coupé competition plus needs 4.5 seconds to zap from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) en route to a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph). The Roadster is a tad slower, albeit imperceivable, as it accelerates to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to 250 kph (155 mph).
As usual, power and torque are dispatched to all four corners vis a seven-speed S tronic gearbox and Audi’s quattro AWD setup. For the competition plus, Audi is offering its magnetic shock absorbers as standard kit.
On the visual side, the TTS competition plus gets LED headlights, privacy glazing (only for Coupés, though), red-painted brake calipers, and 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Four body colors are available: chronos gray, glacier white, tango red, and turbo blue. Regardless of what you pick, you get black-accented bits and bobs, including the fixed rear wing and the Audi rings logos in the front and rear.
Inside, Audi’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit setup is present, of course, but there’s competition plus-specific leather upholstery.
More precisely, the seats get ebony Nappa leather with express red or ara blue contrasting stitching mixed with slate gray (Roadster) or tango red (Coupé) trim elements on the dashboard and throughout the cabin. The steering wheel sports Alcantara decor, just like the gear lever.