Audi Sport has put together this limited-edition TT RS to celebrate 40 years of the Quattro badge.
Dubbed the Audi TT RS 40 Years Edition, the newcomer pays tribute to the brand’s success in the 1987 Pikes Peak Rally in which Walter Röhrl piloted an Audi Sport Quattro S1 to victory. Using this icon as an inspiration, the TT RS features Alpine white paint with decals on the bonnet, flanks, roof and boot, all inspired by the livery used on the high-powered rally car.
The bonnet gains a central air vent finished in gloss carbon, complemented by an aero kit consisting of gloss-black flics, a front splitter, side skirts, a fixed rear wing, spoiler side sections and a diffuser. The Ingolstadt-based firm says this package improves uplift on the front axle to 9 kg, with around downforce at the rear coming in at 5 kg at top speed.
Further visual enhancements include large “quattro” branding on the doors, a pair of partially matte rear-quarter windows with “40 years of Quattro” logos and side sills painted in black. The side-sill inserts, door mirror covers and Audi rings are finished in gloss black.
On the front axle, you'll find a set of ventilated and perforated steel discs with red-painted callipers together with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels finished in white.
In the cabin, the TT RS has been kitted out with black Alcantara on the door trims and sports steering wheel. Black leather upholstery with white contrast stitching is used on the centre armrest, door armrests and centre console. Heritage stripes on the Alpine white inlay are used to match the exterior livery.
Black floor mats with white piping and contrast stitching are finished off with an embroidered "RS" logo. The RS sport seats are upholstered in black Nappa leather for the sides and black Alcantara with a honeycomb pattern in white (featuring “40 years of Quattro” embroidered at the shoulders) down the centre.
Optionally, the rear bench can be replaced with a strut cross-brace made of carbon-fibre. This reduces the weight by around 16 kg and improves torsional rigidity.
With this model being limited to just 40 units specific to the German market, a consecutively numbered badge on the S-tronic gear selector knob depicts each model’s build number.
As for power, the turbocharged 2,5-litre five-cylinder mill is unchanged, with outputs of 294 kW and 480 N.m of torque.