Official: Audi TT RS Is Dead In America

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But we're getting a helluva (visual) sendoff in the Heritage Edition.

The Audi TT RS is gone after 2022 in US, but before it leaves, we're getting a special sendoff called the TT RS Heritage Edition. Buyers get the option of five heritage colors, in addition to five turbocharged cylinders. Audi is only making 50 of the extremely limited-edition coupes, ten of each color.

The engine, and its firing order, remain the same. That means a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder that sounds like a swarm of angry African killer bees making 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. That's good for a 0-60 sprint in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. We would have like a few extra poinies for this special edition, especially considering that output is nowhere near what this engine is capable of.

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We mentioned that firing order, because that has stayed the same (1-2-4-5-3) since the early days of the 1980's IMSA GTO race car and the Audi Quattro. It even has an etch of "Heritage Edition" followed by the firing order "1-2-4-5-3," all of which is underlined by a "quattro" script in the rear quarter glass. The TT RS Heritage Edition comes in Alpine White, Helios Blue, Stone Gray, Tizian Red or Malachite Green.

Other exclusive equipment includes 20-inch, five-arm wheels in a two-tone finish, an Alcantara covered steering wheel with 12 o'clock marker in leather color, "Alu-optic" exterior elements including mirror housings, RS logo floor mats with contrast stitching, sport exhaust with black tips, OLED taillights and either an electric spoiler or rear wing delete.

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The 2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition goes on sale next summer for $82,495 including destination and handling. The non-Heritage Edition TT RS starts at $74,245. They both go on sale at the beginning of next year, and the Heritage will surely be a collector's item. At least we still have the future TT concept to look forward to.

Audi notes that the hottest TT RS trim will live on in other markets, "for some time," whatever that means. And you can still get the legendary I5 in the more useful four-door RS 3 sedan. That goes on sale next summer.

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