Audi has summoned up the spirit of its iconic Ur Quattro from the 80s with the introduction of the TT RS, a 335bhp five-cylinder-engined version of the popular TT.
But where the TT is a tame, comfortable sports cruiser, this new variant is a very different beast. It certainly looks the part, with deeper air intakes at the front and a large fixed spoiler and integrated diffuser at the rear. And under the bonnet sits a new 2.5-litre turbocharged five-pot engine, a spiritual successor to the powerplant found in the original Quattro.
It makes the TT RS mighty quick, dispatching 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds before powering on to a limited top speed of 155mph. However, if this isn’t enough, for an extra £1,300 you can ditch the limiter to enable it to reach 174mph.