One six-cylinder and two five-cylinder cars with a combined power output of 1,419 PS will headline the MTM stand at next week’s Geneva Motor Show: the new MTM RS3R, MTM RS5 R and the retro MTM RS2 Avant.
The MTM RS3 R which hides a roaring 2.5 litre 5-cylinder TFSi engine boasting 572- instead of the standard 400 PS (294 KW) underneath the bodywork of an RS3 saloon. Thanks to a massive 670 Nm of torque at 3,250 rpm it disposes of the 0-100 km dash in a mere 3.5 seconds, and the maximum speed of this Clubsport variant is 300 km/h. Those who do not need such a show of strength can forgo the carbon air intake/intercooler and still enjoy 552 PS (406 KW).
At 1655kg, the MTM RS5 R is 160 kg heavier than the RS3 R and hits the streets with 532 PS (391 KW). With a torque figure of 700 Nm at 3,200 rpm, the coupe rockets to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and the wave of power ends at 280 km/h. The increase in power from the standard 450PS is achieved through the proven M-Cantronic tuning system and MTM Thermodynamic package. The 4-outlet carbon fibre provides a delightful aural accompaniment to the enjoyment of the car’s power and speed. Bystanders who witness the car driving past will also notice the unusual feature that the red MTM Nardo forged wheels (10×21 – ET25) appear to leave behind a trail of coloured light. The wheels are shod with 295/25 -21 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
With the RS2 Estate, the result of a joint development between Audi and Porsche released in 1994. The Geneva Salon exhibit is restored to factory-like condition; its five-cylinder 2,2 litre turbo engine produces the original 315 PS and 485 Nm of torque, permitting a 0-100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds and top speed of 270 km/h. This RS2 has had a ground-up restoration and repaint, while the engine has been taken apart and fully refurbished. The interior has been renovated and post-Cat MTM exhaust system fitted.