A few lucky journalists had the opportunity to take a look at the rear-end of the upcoming Audi TT RS at CES 2016. Included in the high-performance sports car’s rear are a set of advanced OLED taillights.
With the M4 GTS, BMW became the first manufacturer to offer OLED taillights in a production car and depending on when the new TT RS launches, it will become the second car to bring such technology to the streets.
For the new TT RS, the OLED lights will be offered as an optional extra and, as the video shows, they also offer a new design compared to the inner part of the regular TT. Given the rapid development of automotive lighting technologies, OLEDs will probably be the next big thing, following in the footsteps of traditional LEDs.
OLED stands for Organic LED and, unlike traditional LED lights, OLEDs are surface lights and allow for more advanced designs.
Beyond its new lights, reports claim that the new TT RS will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder as the current RS3 Sportback. However, power is expected to be lifted from the 362 hp of the RS3 to 395 hp. Available with a dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, the new TT RS is tipped to only accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4 seconds.