Audi TT RS 40th anniversary photos and info – l'Automobile Magazine

For 40 years of Quattro all-wheel drive, Audi is launching a particularly exclusive limited series of TT RS, down to its price list.

Audi famous the 40th anniversary of its Quattro all-wheel drive with a limited series of the TT RS coupe. This edition of the "little" sportswoman with the rings is immediately recognizable by its exterior livery, which evokes the Audi Sport Quattro S1 at the wheel of which the driver Walter Röhrl won the Pikes Peak hill climb in 1987. The car therefore sports a dominant white color associated with tricolor bands mixing black, gray, and red including a current on the hood, roof and trunk.

Optimized performance

This TT RS received a custom-designed glossy black aerodynamic kit. This includes fins at the corners of the shields, a specific front spoiler, an air extractor on the hood, an exclusive diffuser and a unique finish. for the side sills and the rear spoiler. According to Audi, this treatment has reduced lift at the front and improved downforce at the rear. A commemorative design adorns the rear quarter windows. 20-inch white rims and red brake calipers complete the exterior package.

Always the sulphurous 5-cylinder

The interior finish echoes that of the bodywork. The black leather / alcantara upholstery is indeed contrasted by white details such as the midpoint marker of the steering wheel, the stitching or the central console.. It is possible to order the coupe in a two-seater configuration, the rear seat then being replaced by a carbon fiber reinforcement bar, which saves 16kg on the scale. An identification number reminding that the car is part of a limited series appears on the lever knob of the s tronic dual-clutch gearbox.

Under the hood, nothing new, the famous five-cylinder 2.5L TFSI of 400hp and 480Nm of torque is still there to propel the TT RS from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7s. Top speed is electronically limited to 280 km / h, compared to 250 km / h on the standard model.

A TT over 100,000 €

Audi TT RS "40 Jahre Quattro" will only be produced in 40 copies. This exclusivity comes at a price, the machine claiming no less than 114,040 €, or nearly 40,000 € more than a "basic" TT RS. And if you want to buy it, know that you will have to cross the Rhine to order since this limited edition is reserved to the german market.

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