The city of Ingolstadt, a 5-cylinder in-line engine, a coupé body, a livery inspired by those of the Audi Quattro Gr4 of the early 1980s and the Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak of 1987 and the famous Quattro all-wheel drive , here is an enticing proposition which should seduce fans of the brand with the rings.
A brief reminder
The haters or conservatives may argue that this Audi TT RS 40 years of Quattro does not have the real Quattro system.
Indeed, this coupe is equipped with the Quattro Haldex transmission intended for Audi whose engine is arranged transversely and not longitudinally as was the case on the Ur Quattro and Sport Quattro or on the Sport Quattro Pikes Peak from 1987.
Moreover, if Audi is celebrating 40 years of the Quattro, the benchmark car remains the famous Quattro A1 coupe driven from 1980 by the great drivers of world rallying such as Hannu Mikkola (Finland), Stig Blomqvist (Sweden), Walter Röhrl ((( Germany) and Michèle Mouton (France).
A historical-sporting appearance
The Audi TT RS 40 years of Quattro is distinguished by a beautiful exterior presentation that is specific to this limited series.
The coupe is presented with a retouched body, fitted with aerodynamic appendages developed in the wind tunnel and made of carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber is found on the front cowl air intake, splitter, rear spoiler, diffuser and dual aerodynamic flaps installed at each end of the front bumper.
The TT is presented in only one body color, namely an Alpine White livery enhanced with a decoration inspired by that of the Audi Sport quattro S1 driven by the great Walter Röhrl who in 1987 won the race to the clouds at Pikes Peak in Colorado.
We also discover the presence of 20-inch aluminum rims (7-spoke rotor style) fitted with 255/30 R20 tires. On this version the rims are painted the same color as the coupe body. The aluminum fuel door is also part of the game and contributes to the sporting spirit of this TT.
Finally, large “Red Audi” brake calipers pinch the ventilated discs of this commemorative version.
Sobriety and sportiness on board
By opening the door of the TT RS 40 years of Quattro Limited Edition coupe, we discover a finish that combines tastefully and a beautiful finish, the Alcantara, the black leather and some parts or inserts painted in the same white as the body (handle of doors and center console trim with three stripes in Audi colors)
The TT benefits from the RS Sport seats in black nappa leather and black Alcantara sewn with contrasting white stitching.
The top of the seats has a discreet "40 Jahre Quattro" embroidery the gear selector of the S tronic gearbox is marked with a 40 Jahre Quattro logo associated with the edition number in this limited series of 40 units.
The driver benefits from an RS Sport steering wheel in black nubuck with white leather midpoint.
For buyers who want to benefit only two from this Audi coupe, the manufacturer offers, instead of the rear seat, the installation of a carbon fiber strut which contributes to the rigidity of the body and which allows to gain some 16 kg on the weight of the TT RS. The weight of the model is therefore around 1.525 kg.
For the rest, we find the same endowment in comfort and safety equipment as on a standard TT RS coupe.
Quattro and L5 Turbo transmission on the program
This limited edition TT RS is powered by the 2.5 L TFSI 5-cylinder block with 400 hp at 5,850 rpm and 480 Nm at 1,950 rpm.
This high-performance engine block is combined with the S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This gearbox is controlled by a classic lever or by paddles located on the steering wheel.
As announced in the name of this version, the Quattro transmission ensures the transfer of power and torque to the four-wheel drive.
The Audi TT RS 40 years of Quattro coupe can pick up the top speed of 280 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds.
The weight / power ratio of this TT RS is around 3.81 kg / ch which suggests a nice driving pleasure behind the wheel of this model.
For the German market and not cheap
This commemorative coupe is intended for the German market only. It will be manufactured as part of a limited series that will consist of 40 numbered units.
German customers will be able to afford this model at a price of € 114,040 per unit, which is no small feat, especially when we know that across the Rhine, the "standard" TT RS coupe is offered from € 67,000.