A new Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro limited-edition special model marks anniversary – 40 years of quattro drive.
It offers the exclusive exterior design – an aero kit and a special heritage decal, as well as the bright, sporty interior.
Only 40 vehicles will be available in Germany at the price of 114,040 euros (111,165 euros with the reduced rate of value-added tax). Sales start in October 2020.
The TT RS 40 years of quattro is powered by Audi Sport‘s 2.5 5-cylinder TFSI engine that produces 294 kW (400 hp) and max. torque of 480 Nm (354 lb-ft). The engine works in combination with a 7-speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Through an Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the driver can influence the drive, steering, transmission, exhaust flaps, engine characteristics.
The top speed reaches 280 km/h (174 mph) as standard. The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint takes only 3.7 seconds.
The Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro is painted in Alpine white that shows off its motorsport heritage. The decals on the body are reminiscent of the livery of the Audi Sport quattro S1 which won in 1987 in the legendary Pikes Peak race in the USA.
The hood with central air vent in gloss carbon adds visual highlight and facilitates engine compartment ventilation.
The Aero kit in the wind tunnel enhances performance and handling on fast bends, considerably improves the car’s aerodynamics. It consists of side flics in gloss black on the front apron and a front splitter.
Audi achieves the perfect balance between aerodynamic drag and uplift. There is around 9 kg (19.8 lb) of uplift at the front axle and nearlt 5 kg (11.0 lb) of downforce at the rear axle at maximum speed.
The distinctions of the model include a “40 years of quattro” logo, black side sills, big quattro letters on the doors; side sill inserts, exterior mirrors’ housings, a blade and Audi rings in gloss back.
The Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro features exclusive white-painted 20-inch alloy wheels with ventilated and perforated steel discs and red brake calipers.
The interior of the 2+2-seater got numerous upgrades. As an option, a rear bench can be replaced by a carbon strut cross brace to reduce weight by 16 kg (35 lb) and to improve torsional rigidity.
Audi uses such upscale materials for the interior as black Alcantara for door trims, black leather with white contrasting stitching for armrests, black fine Nappa leather for the RS sport seats.
The floor mats are finished in black with white piping and contrasting stitching. You’ll also find “RS” and “40 years of Quattro” embroidery, and Heritage stripes on the Alpine white inlay in the cabin.