2009 Audi TT RS Schuco - 07379 (diecast)
German manufacturers use the RS (from “Rennsport”) badges only seldomly, and up to the TT RS, Audi had only used it on five cars. In Audi’s case, the badge is reserved for high-performance, low-volume models, exactly the case of the TT RS. The engine is a 2480 cm³, 20 valves turbo-charged 5 cylinders with an output of 335 hp that is good enough for 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 280 km/h. Considering the car weighs 1450 kg with a whole bunch of creature comforts, four-wheel drive and that the top speed is electronically restricted, the thing is wickedly fast.
Ever since I first saw it in 1998 I loved the TT. This TT RS is from the second generation of the model (Mk. II – 2006-2014), and developed by Audi’s high-performance subsidiary quattro GmbH, it’s without a doubt the badass Mk. II. In scale form it’s a VERY nice model, from Schuco’s “Concept Black” line. Honestly, I’m over the moon with Schuco’s models! They’re Spark-good and a lot cheaper, just a shame they aren’t more into race cars.
I’m a sucker for mean black cars, and since my mate Gary is such a huge (and I mean HUGE!) fan of matte black cars with black wheels, I decided to do a small homage by picking exactly this one to represent the TT in my civilian garage. So I bet that there’s a certain gentleman very close to Scotland smiling right now.