Audi TT-RS officially lands in the USA - First car delivered
The first Audi TT-RS has been officially delivered in the USA. Fort Worth Audi had the honor of delivering the first car and it went to a veteran race car driver named Don Istook. It's nice to see that Audi did not overlook the United States with yet another RS model. They also announced that the RS5 will be coming the United States as well. That is all fine and dandy, but we were still short changed on the last RS6 and it looks like the same might happen with the B8 RS4
. This is a step in the right direction but until Audi can roll out all of their models worldwide we still can not take them as seriously from an enthusiast's standpoint as we do Porsche and to a lesser extent Mercedes who manage to come through on almost all of their performance models.
Istook stated about his TT-RS, “Having raced at almost every major track in the U.S. and Canada, I’ve pushed the limits in many cars in my 34 years as a race car driver. I like my street car to give me some of that thrill. With my new Audi TT RS, I not only get that thrill, but I also get that ‘race car’ sound.”
With 360 horsepower for the USA (20 more than in previous markets) Audi at least gives us some more power in return for not delivering the DSG. As stated, a step in the right direction, but lack of other RS models and no DSG option means we are still getting shafted in the United States. Why?