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Customer Car: Modified Audi TT-RS

Author: Joe Mackay
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Audi TT-RS

In this blog article, we catch up with another one of our customers who had a special feature in our Safely Insured Trump Cards! 

A short while ago, we caught up with one of our valued customers, Chris, who recently had his Audi TT-RS featured in our Trump Cards. At the time of interview, Chris had only owned his TT-RS for just three months, but he had already made a significant mark upon it.

The Audi TT-RS

Luckily for us, Chris told us all there is to know about his wonderful car.

Chris told us the reason for buying this car was because he fancied something different with more power. Looking for something different with more power than his previous car, an Audi RS3, Chris found the TT-RS. 

For Chris, the main appeal of the TT-RS is the fact that it shares the same engine as his previous RS3, but also has the added benefits of being lighter, more agile, and lower to the ground: “It fit the bill for me as it had the same solid non-OPF DAZA engine as my RS3, and because it was already Stage 3 with performance parts, 150kg+ lighter, more agile and lower; I knew it was going to be a hell of a car.’

A hell of a car indeed. A car like this is bound to get a reaction from people - especially since it’s Stage 3 and churns out a hefty amount of noise. The TT-RS is a head-turner, both for its looks and its sound. 

'It does turn a lot of heads, often because people hear it before they see it!’ enthused Chris when we interviewed him, ‘When they see it, they know it’s a special car that has been tastefully modified, both mechanically for fast road driveability, and visually in keeping the OEM+ look.’

Future Plans for the TT-RS?

At the time of interview Chris had only had the car for three months, so hadn’t had much of a chance to do much with it yet. However, he does have some plans in mind for the future: ‘I would like to take it to Bruntingthorpe and the Nurburgring to experience its full potential!’ 

Audi TT-RS Modifications 

In terms of modifications, the TT-RS really has the full works. Chris has kindly shared with us the extensive list of modifications that this car currently has:

  • 33,000mls
  • 1 Previous Owner; RS Enthusiast
  • £8,745 of Factory Optional Extras
  • £38,030 of Modifications
  • ECU & TCU Mileages Match; Verified with VCDS
  • APR Stage 3; 590PS (Dyno-Proven)
  • TTE-700 Turbo (Potential for 700PS with E85 Fuel & Upgraded Low-Pressure Fuel-Pump)
  • All Modifications commissioned by previous Owner from New
  • Full Comprehensive Audi Specialist Service History
  • Major Service Completed (S-Tronic Gearbox, Haldex Rear Differential, NGK 
  • Spark Plugs & Brake Fluid Service)
  • Every Audi Specialist Service Invoice/Healthcheck Documented Since New
  • Recent Healthcheck at VRS Northampton; Clean Bill of Health
  • Aluminium Engine Block Model; Non-OPF (DAZA Engine)
  • 2 Audi Keys & MOT until April 2023
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (£700)
  • Factory Optional Extras (£8,745):
  • Panther Black Crystal Paintwork; Purple Tones (£775) 
  • Top Speed restriction increase to 174mph (£1,600)
  • Carbon-Fibre Interior Styling Package (£850)
  • 20 inch 9J '7-Spoke-Rotor' Design Audi Sport Alloy Wheels; Gloss
  • Anthracite Black (£1,695)
  • Gloss Black Exterior Styling Package (£800)
  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£280)
  • Audi Smartphone Interface; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (£250)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition; Camera-Based Speed Limit Display (£160)
  • Hill Hold Assistant (£90)
  • Audi Active Lane Assist: Detects lane boundary markings and helps the driver to stay in lane with gentle steering intervention for greater safety and convenience, particularly on motorways when activated
  • Innovative lighting technology with a high-quality 3D design. Rear light and braking functions are handled by 4 extremely thin OLED units that emit homogeneous and high-contrast illumination. When the car is locked or unlocked the rear lights also display a unique lighting animation
  • Dynamic Swooping Rear Indicators
  • Matrix OLED Rear Lights (£800)
  • Comfort & Sound Package (£1,295)
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System; 680Watt, 12 Speakers incl 2x Subwoofers
  • Rear-View Reverse Camera; Dynamic Display Modes
  • Advanced Key; Keyless Entry & Exit w/ Push Start & Stop
  • Extended Leather Package; Contrast Stitching (£150) 
  • Armrests in Doors
  • Centre Console Knee Pads
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Super Sport Seats in Black Fine Nappa Leather w/ Crescendo-Red Diamond Quilting
  • 4-Way Electric Lumbar Support
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with Navigation View (12.3inch Digital Split Screen)
  • Audi Satellite Navigation Plus (Widescreen 3D Display with Touch Entry)
  • Audi Connect Infotainment Services; 4G SIM Card to access Google Earth & WiFi Hotspot
  • Flat Bottom RS Alcantara Steering Wheel W/ Gear Paddles
  • Alcantara Doorcard Panel Inserts
  • Alcantara S-Tronic Gear Lever
  • TT-RS Logo Door-Entry Sills
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Audi-Sport Door Entry Beam
  • Audi Drive Select (Different Driving Modes)
  • Exhaust Valve Control Button
  • Red Keyless Start Button on Steering Wheel
  • Ambient Interior Lighting Package
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Cruise Control System
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • DAB Digital Radio
  • 2.5TFSI 5-Cylinder Engine; Aluminium Block Model
  • 7-Speed S-Tronic Gearbox
  • Quattro 4-Wheel Drive
  • 8-Piston Brembo Front Brakes; 370mm Discs
Modifications (£38,030):
  • APR MotorSport Stage 3 Engine Calibration; 590PS & 695NM on 99RON Fuel (£2,220)
  • APR MotorSport Stage 3 TCU Gearbox Calibration (£870) 
  • APR EMCS Switchable Maps Dongle; 104 RON, 101RON, 99RON & 95RON Fuel Maps (£350)
  • TTE-700 EVO EA855 Hybrid TurboCharger (£5,000)
  • Wagner EVO3 Competition Intercooler Kit (£1,600)
  • APR MotorSport Carbon-Fibre Intake System (£760)
  • Forge MotorSports Turbo Inlet Pipe (£220)
  • Sharp-MotorSport Bosch 980CC MPI Injectors (£650)
  • TTE High-Flow Aluminium Boost Pipes (£510)
  • IROZ MotorSport DQ-500 Billet Aluminum DSG Breather CatchCan (£400)
  • NGK Racing Spark Plugs (£220)
  •  Milltek Cat-Back Exhaust (£2,187)
  • Rogue MotorSports Downpipe; Decat (£750)
  • KW Variant-3 Suspension Kit; 3-Way Adjustable Coilovers (£1,900)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres (£1,000)
  • Vagbremtechnic 356mm RS7 Wavy Rear Brake Discs; Pagid Brake Pads (£1,000)
  • APR MotorSports Billet Pendulum Mount (£350)
  • 034 MotorSports 23.8mm Rear Anti-Roll Bar (£340)
  • ST Suspensions DZX Hubcentric Wheel Spacers with Longer Wheel Bolts incl. Anti-Theft Bolts (£310)
  • HEL Performance Braided Brake Line Hose Kit (£90)
  • Racingline Racing Brake Fluid (£50)
  • Powerflex Dogbone Mount Insert (£50)
  • Automotive-Passion Dry-Carbon-Fibre Aerodynamic Package (£8,150) 
  • Performance Parts Carbon Rear Spoiler (£1,920)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Rear Diffuser (£1,380)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Side Skirts (£1,020)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Front Splitter (£1,000)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Bonnet Vent; Fabricated into OEM Bonnet (£800)
  • Performance Parts Carbon L-Shape Front Blades (£600)
  • Performance Parts Front Canard Flicks x6 (£550)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Rear Side-Spats (£420)
  • Performance Parts Carbon Mirror Caps (£360)
  • AP Carbon-Fibre Stone Arch Guards; Front (£100)
  •  Eventuri Carbon-Fibre Engine Cover (£550) 
  • Carbon-Fibre Radiator Cover (£400)
  • Carbon-Fibre Door Entry Sill Covers (£400)
  • Carbon-Fibre Skinned Front Seat Backrests by Carbon-Fibre-it (£400)
  • Privacy Glass; Dark-Tinted Rear Windows (£400)
  • RS Design Package Red Heater Vents (x3); Genuine (£300)
  • Baltic-Carbon-Fibre Engine Manifold Cover (£200)
  • Gloss Black Audi Badges; Genuine (£180)
  • Carbon-Fibre Wheel Centre Caps (£150)
  • 034 MotorSports Carbon-Fibre Fusebox Cover (£120)
  • Audi TT Rubber Floor Matts; Genuine (£60)
  • Red Quattro Grill Overlays (£50)
  • Red Lower Splitter
  • Alcantara & Leather Bespoke Interior Trimming (£1,300)
  • Full Alcantara Front Doorcards with Crescendo-Red Double Stitch
  • Full Alcantara Rear Doorcards with Crescendo-Red Double Stitch
  • Full Alcantara Door Entry Sills with Crescendo-Red Double Stitch 
  • Full Alcantara TT Side Dash Plates
  • Full Alcantara Entry Sill to Dash Trims
  • Leather Front Doorcard Inserts with Crescendo-Red Diamond Stitch to match OEM Seats
  • Rear Seat Delete Kit; Carbon-Fibre Strut Bar with Black Carpet (£580)
  •  XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film; PPF (£1,300)
  • Bonnet, Front Wings & Grill Surround
  • Full Side Skirts & Rear Section of Carbon Side-Skirts

Why Modify?

We always love to hear a backstory from our customers as to how they got into modifying cars; so we of course had to ask Chris what made him start this hobby. Chris revealed that his fascination with modified cars dates back to the era of Max Power, a renowned UK car magazine known for its coverage of customized vehicles: ‘I’ve always admired modified cars from the Max Power days  - and always wanted fast and powerful cars. For me this ticks all the boxes.’

A special Thank you to Chris for sharing his automotive story and for allowing us to showcase his modified Audi TT-RS.