5 CARS THE AUDI TT RS CAN BEAT IN A 0-60MPH SPRINT
The newest shape of the Audi TT RS is blisteringly quick to say the least. With 394 angry bhp under its bonnet and a sophisticated Quattro AWD system, the RS is capable of 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds which can put supercars from yesteryear to shame, but which ones exactly?
FERRARI F40 – 4.2 SECONDS
Ferrari’s flagship model from the late 80s had a borderline dangerous surge of boost that could catch out the most competent of drivers but with big boost comes big lag – well, back then it did.
Despite the F40’s near 500bhp and lightweight construction it couldn’t quite drop into the high 3 seconds regarding 0-60mph, therefore falls victim to the TT’s vicious acceleration.
PORSCHE GT3 RS (997) – 3.7 SECONDS
The Porsche GT3 RS has never wanted to conquer the drag strip but give the driver a fluid and involved drive which other manufacturers can’t compete with. Add a manual gearbox to the mix and you’ve got yourself an amazing driver’s car.
But for that reason it’s cut short by the TT’s performance.
AUDI R8 V10 – 3.9 SECONDS
Despite Audi’s Quattro system and 525bhp, the first generation R8 V10 can’t match the pace. Granted, it’s older and heavier but it loses out to its younger cousin by 0.2 seconds.
FERRARI F430 – 3.7 SECONDS
Ferrari’s F430 is still one of the most sought after models due to its generous second hand price, good looks and of course that beautiful V8 growl. It’s also one of the last Ferraris to be offered with a manual gearbox to make it that little bit more special.
It may not be as quick as the TT but I know which one I’d rather have.
MERCEDES SLS AMG – 3.7 SECONDS
And finally we have the SLS AMG – the angry, aggressive Mercedes that is hard to tame. Besides eating tyres quicker than I last in bed, the AMG can only achieve 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds proving that power isn’t everything.
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