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TTRS - The final Chapter #1632760
23/05/2019 20:20
23/05/2019 20:20
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Je suis un Coupé

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A good many of you know that for some time I have been looking to get back into a 5 cylinder Audi with a TTRS.

I almost ordered a new Coupé back in 2017 but despite a great price didn't place the order. I then went off looking for a roadster version. My wife bought a TT roadster and it really grew on me. Fast forward two years and still no TTRS so I decided the Coupé in the garage was holding me back so it had to go. I sold the Coupé, after 15+ years together frown and the RS search was on.

I've road tested so many used TTRS's but could never really find one that ticked all the boxes, I even thought about buying new again and a few weeks ago seriously explored that option shocked I was a bit miffed at how prices have now shot up! My spec was coming in at over £66K, a mere £62 if I really held back on the spec shocked I then discovered that the new TTRS has been civilised. The new exhaust emission rules have tamed the car down. I was also not a fan of the new look either, fake rear bumper vents indeed! So there was no way that NEW was going to happen!

So it had to be second hand car and I also started to drift back towards the Coupé too. This week I saw a Daytona Grey in Aylesbury but the car was so unloved. It was a 2017 with 15K miles but I just couldn't even begin to like it. I was so angry that the sales girl had said it was immaculate, someone's pride and joy - my arse laugh On the way home I said to Trish that I was getting fed up and might just give up and look again at the end of the year.

Then late yesterday another popped up. It was a Coupé in the really special Crystal Panther Black (From some angles it looks purple in the sun) and it was stacked with options (LED Matrix front and rear lamps, dynamic suspension, Carbon Inlays and much more. It was a July 2018 car with just 3200 miles but priced at £2k more than the car I saw yesterday. When I arrived at the car I discovered more options fitted than had been listed in the sale - BONUS laugh

The car was absolutely stunning, needs some slight swirl correction, but still stunning. The road test around Essex was epic and I really fell for the car, and bought it shocked



Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1632761
24/05/2019 07:34
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Congrats Bob, good to hear you have found what you were looking for. Pleased for you.

Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: clanger] #1632762
24/05/2019 08:16
24/05/2019 08:16
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Well done Bob, you got there in the end.

Trip to the lakes soon? You can park it on the front on your pit stop wink laugh


This is how it should have come out of Torino!
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Rob40] #1632764
24/05/2019 09:19
24/05/2019 09:19
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Originally Posted by clanger
Congrats Bob, good to hear you have found what you were looking for. Pleased for you.


Thank you, most appreciated smile


Originally Posted by Rob40
Trip to the lakes soon? You can park it on the front on your pit stop wink laugh


Trip to the lakes soon is a yes, a visit to see you definitely, park it outside though? Last time I was there one of your customers got a parking ticket shocked laugh


Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1632766
24/05/2019 09:25
24/05/2019 09:25
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I would like to bring the car along to a Coupé meet or two, if you'd have me there with an Audi shocked

I'll wear a Coupé club cap & Polo Shirt if that helps laugh


Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1632780
24/05/2019 14:03
24/05/2019 14:03
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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Well done Bob. I like it when things like that happen; it's like it was "meant to be."

When are you posting some pics?

smile

As a 5 cylinder, I'm sure you can bring it along. Cover the Audi badge with a Fiat sticker = job done.

Last edited by Gripped; 24/05/2019 14:05.

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Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Gripped] #1632821
25/05/2019 15:34
25/05/2019 15:34
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A couple I took at the dealership, collecting the car this week.

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Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1632822
25/05/2019 15:42
25/05/2019 15:42
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Barmybob Offline OP
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Anyone know anyone who wants a stunning A5 3.0Tdi Quattro.

Car is loaded with some very desirable options and also has the RS5 torque vectoring electronic diff and adaptive suspension. It's a stunning car fully detailed and ceramic coated with Gyeon duraflex. I've been offered a reasonable PX deal on the car, nicely above trade, but I would hate for it to go into a dealership and be thumped out at £17K.

Bob


Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1632826
25/05/2019 18:29
25/05/2019 18:29
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Very nice Bob. Time to spank that lil b*tch and be it’s daddy!



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Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: pinin_prestatyn] #1633074
03/06/2019 21:20
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So I've now had a few days with the car.

Having undertaken so many test drives I was somewhat aware of how quick this car is. That said getting in the car alone and driving on familiar roads really allows you to explore and, I'll be honest, the RS is scaring me a bit! The Fiat coupé is not a slow car, neither is my A5, but the RS takes things to a whole new level.

The grip level is also phenomenal and you can get on the power, out of a bend really early too. Everyone goes on about Audi's having understeer but I am yet to find it in the RS and that is the bit that's getting scary. The car is really neutral and if anything, in dynamic with ESC off, the car has a slight rear end push. My A5 also has a bit of this with the torque vectoring trick diff but it is a heavy beast and does still revert to understeer. The RS is not in BMW oversteer / drift territory but it's also totally un Audi like!

On a flat smooth A or B road the car rides beautifully. The adaptive suspension offers a firm or very firm settings, the better the road the better the harder setting. The only problem is the less good B roads, of which there are quite a few around home. Even with the softer suspension setting everything is just too firm and it has the car getting a bit unsettled and harsh, probably not helped by the skinny tyres on 20 inch rims! I can only imagine how bad the car would be on a Belgian motorway shocked laugh

The RS interior is stunning with the seats being some of the best I've ever had. In car tech is fabulous too but the best thing about the car just has to be the engine. It sounds great at low revs, growls through the midrange and absolutely howls at 7000rpm, it's totally addictive.

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Panther Black TTRS Coupé - Daytona Grey A5 Coupé (Black) - White TT roadster (Amp Black)
Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1633078
04/06/2019 06:11
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It sounds amazing! Both in the description and when standing next to it. (Not your one, BB, but others I've seen!)


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Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1633095
04/06/2019 13:45
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BEAST.



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Re: TTRS - The final Chapter [Re: Barmybob] #1633265
10/06/2019 20:22
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Congrats Bob, saw the photos on FB, enjoy your new motor!


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