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Sean's Audi TT RS with RS500 Turbo Kit

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS with RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

The Audi TT RS's 2.5 TFSI turbocharged inline five cylinder is a fantastic engine, even in stock form. Rated at 360 crank horsepower and engineered by Audi's quattro GmBh department, it was voted the "International Engine of the Year" for six consecutive years. Despite all of the accolades and press, for some (including Sean) the factory power levels just aren't enough. That's where 034Motorsport's RS500 Turbo Kit comes in.

Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

034Motorsport has had extensive experience racing both their factory Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI and the Audi Sport TT RS SP4T VLN Race Car. These combined racing efforts contributed heavily to the development of 034Motorsport's line of performance suspension, drivetrain, and engine upgrades for the Audi TT RS. In the course of campaigning a stock-turbo endurance race car and big-turbo street car, it became apparent that there was a missing piece in the puzzle.

This middle ground is exactly what Sean was looking for when he came to 034Motorsport with his Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS. Sean's desire for a more usable powerband at the track, without sacrificing response and reliability, made his Audi TT RS the perfect candidate for 034Motorsport's RS500 Turbo Kit & Tuning Package. Centered around a LOBA LO500P Hybrid Turbocharger and 034Motorsport's proprietary ECU Software, RS500 is a complete tuning package which overcomes the main shortcomings of the factory turbocharger (including backpressure issues and power drop-off past 5,500 RPM) without the expense and lag associated with aftermarket big-turbo kits.

500HP Tuned Suzuka Gray Audi TTRS with RS500 Turbo Kit by 034Motorsport

Once Sean's Audi TT RS was at 034Motorsport's Fremont, CA Performance Facility, the LO500P Turbocharger, LOBA 2.5 TFSI HPFP Upgrade, and CNC-Machined Inlet Pipe were installed along with fresh gaskets and hardware. All of these components are included with the RS500 Turbo Kit, and are direct, drop-in replacements for the factory parts.

034Motorsport chose the LOBA LO500P for the RS500 Turbo Kit as it provides increased top end power over the factory turbo, and simple, bolt-in installation with the included CNC-machined inlet pipe. The turbocharger itself is a factory Borg Warner unit that is modified with a state-of-the-art billet compressor wheel and clipped turbine wheel to allow for higher flow. The backplate, compressor housing, turbine housing, and exhaust manifold are also CNC-machined for optimal flow and reduced backpressure. In addition, the LO500P was tested (with excellent results) and approved by Audi Sport during the SP4T TT RS VLN Race Car’s development.

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

With the newly-installed hardware, Sean's TT RS was dialed in on 91 octane and 100 octane fuel by 034Motorsport's ECU Calibrator on a Mustang AWD dyno, which recorded impressive gains in horsepower and torque versus stock. The RS500 Turbo Kit put down substantial power, especially in the top end, where this RS engine spends most of its time on track. Some additional optimizations were made to the factory drive-by-wire throttle mapping and boost control strategies to improve the driving experience and on-track consistency. To make track-day excursions as painless as possible, 034Motorsport's RS500 ECU Upgrade allows for switching between  91 octane, 93 octane, and 100 octane tunes using the PL34 Hand-Held Flash-Loader.

RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade 100 Octane Dyno at 034Motorsport

Finally, Sean's TT RS was road-tested and logged extensively to ensure everything was running optimally, and that his freshly-tuned setup was performing as expected. Sean's car was delivered to him with a clean bill of health and plenty more power, making him a very happy RS driver once again. Keep an eye out for him and his RS500-Powered Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS at your next Audi Club track day!

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Featured Products | Sean's Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI with RS500 Turbo Kit

Track Wheels & Tires:

  • TSW Nurburgring 18" x 9.5" +53
  • Hoosier R6 275/35/R18

More Pictures | Sean's Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI with RS500 Turbo Kit

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

Suzuka Grey Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI RS500 Turbo Kit Upgrade | 034Motorsport

12 thoughts on “Sean's Audi TT RS with RS500 Turbo Kit”

  • Dan Sullivan

    Interesting article. Unfortunately, no HP or torque numbers for this kit, much less a price. Why should I choose this kit over APR"s stg3 for my ttrs ? I'm confident 034 Motorsports has what it takes to build fast Audi's. However, a little more information on this kit would be appreciated.

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    • 034Motorsport

      Thanks for the message, Dan! There is a dyno chart for Sean's car posted in this article, and you can see crank horsepower numbers and more information on the turbo kit's product page here: RS500 Turbo Kit for Audi TT RS 2.5 TFSI

      Hope that helps!

      - Laszlo@034Motorsport

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    • Dan Sullivan

      Somehow I missed the dyno chart. Very impressive indeed ! There is no doubt that 034 motorsports is leading the pack in modifications for the TTrs. It's about time for my TTrs to receive a power increase. I had planed on going with APR. However, after reading this article, I just may have to give 034 a call instead.

      Reply
  • Alberto Gomez Luna
    Alberto Gomez Luna July 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    This kit is simply amazing, would love to see this Audi TT RS on the track! Kudos to Lazlo and everybody at 034 Motorsport for this awesome job!

    Sean... I envy you! LOL

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  • Dan Cameron

    Any word on top speed, 0-60 and 1/4 mile times?

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    • 034Motorsport

      Dan,

      We hope to have more data like this soon! Sean primarily uses his car on road courses, and our RS500 engine has gone into the Compass360 Racing Audi TT RS due to time constraints.

      There will be a few more RS500 builds in the wild soon! Looking forward to gathering more data in the near future.

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      • Luis

        So it is now 5 years later. Don't seem to be able to find 1/4 mile times for the mk2 TTRS just the mk3. Did this beast ever make it to the 1/4?

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  • Daniel

    Nice! How do you cope with the traction control (esp/asr) kicking in to hold the car in hard-power launches?

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  • liam

    Gorgeous kit. Any idea how much everything costs including labor? Im debating on doing 034 motorsports performance upgrades and adding some of hperformance ttrs clubsport visual upgrades or waiting 3 years or so to buy the new ttrs. This is something Ive been debating seriously and I wouldn't mind some professional help please

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    • 034Motorsport

      Hi Liam,

      Thank you for the comment! We think you'd be very happy keeping your current RS and using this kit. We'll have Adil from our Service Department contact you with a quote for the RS500 Turbo Kit with installation. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  • Korey

    I'm having the exact same dilemma...wait for new RS or upgrade my 2012 RS. I'm looking for the whole kit installed. IC, Turbo, Downpipe, FP, Sachs organic Clutch (not pucks), etc.

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