To celebrate 40 years of the Quattro, Audi presents a special edition of its TT RS. Special paint, black bodywork elements… and a colossal price!
It was at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show that Audi unveiled what would become a legend: the Quattro. Four decades later, the TT RS receives a special edition named “40 Years of Quattro” to celebrate this important anniversary for the brand. Available exclusively in coupe and only in Germany, the sporty little coupé will be limited to 40 units, one for each year that has passed since the first Quattro.
Painted in alpine white, the TT RS 40 Years of Quattro features special colors inspired by those of the Audi Sport quattro S1 which triumphed at Pikes Peak in 1987 with Walter Röhrl at the wheel. Its colored bands on the hood, fenders and roof combine with some glossy black or carbon details, to give an even sportier look to this TT RS.
The TT RS … and better
The car sits on 20 inch white wheels with red brake calipers. The sills and diffuser are black, as are the Audi logos. The limited-edition TT RS can also transform into a strict two-seater if you opt for the optional carbon transverse brace replacing the rear seat. Not only does it improve the rigidity of the assembly, but it also reduces the weight of the car by around 16 kg compared to the 2 + 2 model.
Another detail that sets this special edition apart from a regular TT is the number plate on the gear lever.
Under the hood, it's the same turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine developing 400 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. The 2.5-liter TFSI can cut down on 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed electronically limited to 280 km / h.
The Audi TT RS 40 Years of Quattro is without a shadow of a doubt an extremely attractive car, but there is one problem: it is overpriced. While a basic TT RS coupe starts at around 66,500 euros, this one costs 114,040 euros. For this sum, we could buy a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 which still has another aura.