Audi was kind enough to fly Roman out to Lime Rock Park Race Track in Lakeville, CT in order to drive the 2018 Audi TT RS. Of course, much of his time was spent driving the car on track. However, this video is focused specifically on Audi’s claimed 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. Roman filmed his experiences with the car’s launch control to put this figure to the test.
Supplying the motivation for such a sprint is a very unique powerplant. It is a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder that makes 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
So, is this drivetrain good enough to send the 2018 Audi TT RS to 60 in 3.6 seconds? According to Audi’s test equipment, Roman was able to hit 60 feet in 1.796 seconds. While he didn’t have the Solo DL to get a recorded 0-60 time, Roman was able to film the gauge cluster to see when it hit 60. The car certainly made it to 60 in under 4 seconds. Whether it was as few as 3.6 seconds we can’t say for certain. But it was definitely in that region.
In order to reach this time, Roman had to make use of the TT RS’ launch control system. It honestly couldn’t be much easier. Just put the car in Sport mode, shift into first gear, mash the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal and let the revs build. When you are ready to go, simply release the brake and you’re off.
To see this feature in action and see Roman’s face change shape from the intense acceleration, be sure to watch the whole video!