Germans should have sought English advice

Stuff.co.nz

Schoolboys everywhere will be sniggering over the latest Krautwagon called the Titty-Arse.

The Germans should have hired an English marketing consulting before going to market.

A specialised tuning company has turned a run-of-the-mill 360 horsepower Audi TT-RS into a monstrous 600hp beast.

Matt Farah of smokingtire.com is the lucky bugger who got to drive the development model at VW and Audi tuning specialists, APR, in Alabama in the US.

Among the upgrades, the company fitted a Stage 3 turbo to the all-wheel-drive sports car to give the 2.5-litre engine real teeth, which Farah delights in pushing along at undisclosed speeds.

“I won’t tell you how fast that was as I would probably go to jail,” he says after booting the little grey Audi along.

Farah said it would fun driving a car that many would think was a “girlie car” and then simply “just destroying them”.

“It’s a real sleeper”.

The stock standard Audi TT-RS was capable of 0-60mph (96.5kmh) in a respectable 4.1 seconds. The turbo-juiced Audi, however, will do that in just 2.8 seconds, which Farah claims is the same as a Porsche Turbo or the famed Bugatti Veyron.


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