That’s only 30-hp less than a V10 Audi R8.
The Audi TT RS Plus gives drivers the same supercar feeling as the Audi R8, but doesn’t have the negative drawbacks of the more powerful, expensive and bigger supercar. However, there is one major difference between the TT RS and the R8—performance. To fill the gap between the two, HPerformance enlisted the aid of software specialists MTR Performance and gave the TT RS a newfound sense of insanity. The ClubSport TTRS has received a HPerformance Stage 5 for a total of 510 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
For those keeping track, that’s an increase of 150 hp and 167 lb-ft over the OEM specs. The incredible amount of power can be attributed to a new HPXT530 turbocharger, high-pressure pump, custom charge air cooler and a sports exhaust system. The extra power means that the ClubSport TTRS is only 30 hp away from the mighty R8, so can it be considered a supercar? While that’s up for debate, the cost to transform a stock TT RS Plus is approximately $56,000. And that doesn’t include the price of the vehicle. For that much money, we’d rather have a R8, but blowing another vehicle’s doors off with this sleeper would be extremely fun, as well.