Mk1 TT RS – V6 biturbo

We always knew Audi had some special models hidden in the closet.  Here is one that has appeared recently that shows that Audi does think of those crazy ideas too.

Welcome to the V6 biturbo Mk1 TT RS!!  Don’t be fooled by the pictures, the bottom half is a cut down B5 RS4 (170 mm removed) and the top half is a Mk1 TT body.

Alas there was only one ever made as it was no match for the R8 that filled the gap in the market that this prototype looked to fill.

Photo credits to Gunter Stachon

11,440 bhp!!! That’s the result of the Rolling Road Day at AmD Essex

Many thanks to our member “Firestarter” who lived up to his name to put together one of the highest BHP rolling road events in the UK at AmD Essex.

The event had a great turnout with 27 cars; Twenty-two B7 RS4, two C6 RS6, one R8 V10, one B8 RS4 and one B8 S4.  RS246 brought the cars and AmD provided excellent hospitality.

Read more here Annual Meet 2013

This exclusive event is limited to 30 places.  It will be first come, first served and preference will go to the longest registered RS246 members.  Drivers must be over 25 years of age and have held a driving license for longer than two years.

The Annual Meet 2013 will take place at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on Sunday 3rd November.

Enthusiasts will take to the track in a selection of Audi S and RS models – which includes the 560PS V8 Audi RS 6. Along with the on-track action there will be a complimentary lunch, special guests and attendance from Audi UK representatives.


It promises to be an exciting day and we’re looking forward to meeting members from RS246 at Millbrook.

To register, please see this post in the forum –

Neckarsulm too small – New production facility for quattro

Fifteen minutes down the road from Neckarsulm is Audi’s Böllinger Höfe facility which will be the new birthplace of the 2014 Audi R8 (and possibly also the RS6 avant).  Audi plan to offset their carbon footprint by using solar power for heal and collecting rain water.  Hopefully this means we can expect more powerful eco-unfriendly cars as an output.

Franciscus van Meel (quattro GmbH Managing Director) is quoted as saying “All of our manufacturing expertise for the R8 will then be completely consolidated under one roof. This will enable us to optimize our production process and further expand our small-scale production expertise at the Neckarsulm site.”

According to Audi, around 250 existing employees will relocate from Neckarsulm to take on new roles at Böllinger Höfe.




Audi already has a history at Heilbronn where Karosserie Drauz, founded in 1900, manufactured carriages and then went on to build car bodies for NSU.  Today the aluminium body of the Lamborghini Gallardo is manufactured there and taken to Neckarsulm for final assembly.