• Revo Technik Stage 3 Audi TT-RS vs. a tuned Corvette ZR1 and a tuned F13 M6 in the standing kilometer

      The Audi TT-RS 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-5 gains quite a bit from tuning. The Revo Technik Stage 3 package which consists of ECU tuning and a turbo upgrade bumps the Audi TT-RS up to 530 horsepower at the crank. That is a very nice gain from the stock 360 horsepower but on paper it trails a modified Corvette ZR1 as well as a modified BMW F13 M6 quite a bit. How does it do in a standing kilometer against these two heavyweights?


      Very well. The first run is against the ZR1 and the ZR1 gets smoked. The 1/4 mile sprint for the TT-RS takes only 10.4 seconds with the trap speed stated to be a blistering 134.266. That sounds like a bit of an inflated trap speed as the ZR1 only hits 131. This is likely explained by the timing equipment the Russians are using but regardless the TT-RS is hooking up much better holding off the ZR1 through the kilometer by over a second although by the mile marker it is finally pulling harder.

      Against the M6 the TT-RS again gets off the line better and pulls another 10.4 second 1/4 mile sprint. The M6 manages a poor 12.404 1/4 mile sprint at 127.748 miles per hour. The M6 is not able to run down the TT-RS by the 1000 meter marker taking 21.397 seconds to the 19.263 for the TT-RS. The M6 traps under one KPH higher.

      Very impressive performance from the TT-RS which sure seems to be putting out more than the claimed 530 horsepower.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Revo Technik Stage 3 Audi TT-RS vs. a tuned Corvette ZR1 and a tuned F13 M6 in the standing kilometer started by Sticky View original post
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      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        I really wouldn't mind one of those TT-RS(es) - they are cool cars, and would be fun as heck. I am not a fan of AWD, but holy hell those things launch hard.
      1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
        chrisisnapping -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        I really wouldn't mind one of those TT-RS(es) - they are cool cars, and would be fun as heck. I am not a fan of AWD, but holy hell those things launch hard.
        The issue with these cars are the 6 speed transmissions. They are giant pieces of $#@! in terms of holding even tuned power.

        I would still rock one of these cars though.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
        The issue with these cars are the 6 speed transmissions. They are giant pieces of $#@! in terms of holding even tuned power.

        I would still rock one of these cars though.
        That's a bummer. Seems like it was almost an afterthought for them to put the 6 speed in the car. I know people in the USA aren't fans of DSG, but I think sometimes these newer one-off cars are pretty much engineered around a specific certain drivetrain. Seems like a "risk" to take the manual option when it's not being offered in the country of manufacture. It's a shame they couldn't beef up the 6 speed and make everyone happy.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        I know people in the USA aren't fans of DSG
        How so? We are.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Yeah, and just noticed that the 6 speed was indeed a new one for this car... Not sure how they dropped the ball on that.

        I think in general, it's only the purists that really care about DSG. In other words, I feel like this country (based on comments/conversations in life - when someone says they got a new car, and the first question asked is "is it stick?) still equates manual transmissions with higher performance/better driver/more manly. It's getting better, and only will get better with time - but I think a % of people still seem to want the manual option.

        #edit - in other words, how I worded what I originally said was not exactly what I meant. (if that makes sense)
      1. Roll racer's Avatar
        Roll racer -
        Good races. Not a huge fan of the Audi tity, yes tity.
      1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
        chrisisnapping -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How so? We are.
        It really comes down to the fact that people still equate rowing gears as being a "sports" car or "manly". My mustang is my first manual and I absolutely love it and I'm very happy I went with the 6speed over the automatic. However, if said automatic was a dual clutch I would have went with that. People who are so used to the $#@!ty autos, just don't realize how much fun a dual clutch is. Coming from one, there are plenty of times I wish I could just smack the shifter into drive and turtle through shore traffic.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
        It really comes down to the fact that people still equate rowing gears as being a "sports" car or "manly"
        Those people are behind the tiems.