Swiss Tuner Sportec Squeezes 400 Horsepower out of the Audi TT RS
For some people, enough is never enough. Those are out kind of people. They're also Sportec's kind of people. The Swiss tuning firm takes a look at the Audi TT RS – the most aggressive sportscar in Audi's line-up short of the R8 – with its 335hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine and says "that's not enough". So they tinkered with the electronic engine control system and coerced another 65 horses out of it to top 400hp, and 400 lb-ft of torque to go along with it. The result? 0-60 in a scant 4.2 seconds. Not too shabby. They've also removed the electronic speed limiter to let the TT RS stretch its legs on those derestricted sections of the Autobahn. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, as Sportec has a whole range of mods in the making for the all-wheel-drive rocket.
Gallery: Geneva 2009: Audi TT RS