Just 40 examples are planned.
It may sound hard to believe but the legendary Audi Quattro was unveiled 40 years ago and the German automaker rightly wants to celebrate the occasion. Presenting the Audi TT RS 40 Years of Quattro edition limited to, very appropriately, 40 examples for the German market only.
Based on the top-of-the-line Audi TT RS, power continues to come from the turbocharged 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder with 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The automaker claims 0-62 mph requires just 3.7 seconds while top speed raises to 174 mph with the elimination of the electronic limiter.
Exterior-wise, the TT RS 40 Years of Quattro is painted in Alpine White with decals located on the hood, shoulders, roof, and rear inspired by the modified 1987 Sport Quattro S1 driven by Walter Rohrl at Pikes Peak that year, an event he won.
Available as a coupe only, Audi has made a few additional modifications such as a central hood air vent in gloss carbon, and a new wind tunnel-developed lightweight aero kit that includes gloss black side flics on the front apron and a front splitter. There's also a fixed rear wing, spoiler side extensions, and a diffuser. On the doors you'll find large 'quattro' letters making it clear this isn't the typical TT RS.
Additional exterior styling tweaks include black side sills and inserts, black side mirror housings, and a gloss black blade and Audi rings. The front ventilated and perforated steel disc brakes boast red calipers while a set of white-painted 20-inch alloy wheels are standard.
The coupe's driver-focused cockpit features black Alcantara on the door trims and the RS sport leather steering wheel with a white 12 o'clock mark. Black Nappa leather RS sport seats with a honeycomb pattern and edition-exclusive embroidery, white contrast stitching throughout the cabin, and a numbered badge marker on the gear selector are also part of the package. It's also possible to remove the rear bench with a strut cross brace made of carbon resulting in a 35-pound weight reduction.
Pricing? Well, none of this comes cheap. The 40 buyers are being asked to fork over €114,040 per car. To compare, the regular TT RS begins at just under $68,000 while the new RS 6 Avant starts at $108,000. Audi Sport says it wants to present its "fans in Germany with a really special anniversary gift" and, not to mention, a very expensive one.