FYI Petrol Heads, Few Cars Are As Good As The Audi TT RS At This Price

You need to hear this one roar.


Juliet McGuire |

These days there are so many cars to choose from that selecting a new ride can be a pretty daunting task. And because they can cost more than your current savings, you don’t want to rush into making a decision and end up with a dreaded lemon. To make your life easier, we’ve lined up the best options to meet your needs.

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Pole Position: Audi TT RS

Who’s it for? The petrol heads among us who thrive on great engine performance and a throaty roar.

What makes it great? There are few cars that are this good at this price. The Audi TT RS is truly hard to fault and if you are a lover of fast cars, then this will not disappoint. It shares the same 2.5-litre engine as the Audi RS3 with savage performance figures of 295kW of power and 480 N.m of torque, which means it will get you from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds.

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If sound is what you’re after, you’ll be thrilled by the roar and pops coming from the exhaust pipes. But just in case, you can press the active exhaust button so you don’t wake the neighbours when you leave home. What’s even better is that you could easily drive this car every day – the boot isn’t as tiny as one would expect and it’s very comfortable too. Audi has struck a perfect balance with this pocket rocket. From R963 000

Also Consider: Toyota 86

We’ve established that it’s hard to find really exhilarating cars under a million rand, so when something like the Toyota 86 comes along, you have to jump at it. It’s a playful, driver-enthusiast car and it looks the part. There are certainly more cost-effective options, such as the Renault Clio RS Trophy and Mazda MX-5, but they just don’t hold the same street-cred
appeal that the 86 commands. From R568 900

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