Audi's scorching new TT RS Plus has stormed into Australia with a $139,900 price tag.
The Plus is driven by by the same 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo engine that hauls the TT RS, but gains an extra 15kW and 15Nm to make 265kW and 465Nm of torque.
Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard - as it is with all RS models - and a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only shifting option available.
Audi promises a blistering 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds, making the TT RS Plus around 0.5 seconds quicker than the TT RS.
Top speed is a heady 280km/h, and fuel consumption is listed at 8.5 l/100km.
The TT RS Plus weighs in at 1475 kilograms, giving a power-to-weight ratio of 5.6 kilograms per kilowatt.
Setting the RS Plus apart from its RS stablemate is a black-and-red design for the 19-inch five-spoke wheels, wrapped in 255/35 rubber at all four corners.
The car's face is largely unchanged, although it does gain a polished anthracite finish to the standard RS diamond-mesh grille.
The side-mirror caps are of a carbon fibre-reinforced polymer rather than the regular satin-finished versions on the RS, and the carbon highlights continue in the cabin and the engine bay.
Unlike overseas versions of the RS Plus, the Australian-delivered model also gets Audi's magnetic ride adaptive damping system as standard equipment.
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