Audi to release 40th anniversary version of Audi TT RS

Audi to release 40th anniversary version of Audi TT RS

October 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In 1980, at the Geneva International Motor Show, Audi unveiled what made it a rally legend and still cannot be replicated by any automaker – the Quattro system.

Fast forward four decades and we are pleased to announce that the German automaker has developed a special version of the TT RS called the “40 Years of Quattro”. Available exclusively as a coupe and only in Germany, this sports car will be produced in a limited edition of 40 pieces – one for each year since the Quattro premiere.

The Audi TT RS 40 Years of Quattro, painted white, features special decals inspired by the Audi Sport quattro S1 that won the 1987 Pikes Peak race with Walter Röhrl at the wheel. For an even more visual impact, the bonnet, roof and rear fender decals are complemented by glossy black accents throughout the exterior and a large bucket on the bonnet with glossy carbon.

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The car is shod with white 20-inch wheels with contrasting red brake calipers tucked away from the rear. Rounding out the changes on the outside are subtle four-ring logos at the end of the rear wing and on the side windows.

The limited edition TT RS Coupé can be purchased exclusively as a two-seater by purchasing the optional carbon cross member instead of the rear seat. It not only improves torsional rigidity, but also reduces weight by about 16 kg compared to the conventional model and its cramped rear seats. Further evidence that this is no ordinary Tourist Trophy is the individually numbered badge on the gear lever of the seven-speed S Tronic transmission.

Under the hood is the same turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine that develops 394 hp. power and 480 Nm of torque. The award-winning 2.5 TFSI sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 280 km / h, thanks to an upward-shifted electronic top speed limiter as standard.

The Audi TT RS 40 Years of Quattro is without a shadow of a doubt a highly coveted car, but there is only one problem – it’s too damn expensive. While the base price of the TT RS Coupe in Germany starts at about 66,500 euros, or about 6.08 million rubles, they ask for about 114,040 euros for the new product. For that kind of money, you can buy a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 with a few thousand euros left over to spend on options.