To mark 40 years since the debut of Audi’s quattro system, they’re making a special edition. A TT RS 40 Years of quattro special edition that gives the spiritual successor of the original fast four-wheel drive Audis a sticker package that brings us right back to the 1980s.
That graphics package is designed to recall the Audi Sport quattro S1 driven by Walter Rohrl to a win in the 1987 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. That puts black, red, and grey stickers all over the car as well as a suitably large quattro in script on the doors.
Limited to just one car for every year (that’s 40 cars in total), and offered only in Germany, the car gets the 400 PS 2.5L five-pot that rumbles under the hood of every TT RS. The cars come with a big hood vent finished in gloss carbon that helps cool the engine bay. There are also side flics in gloss black and a new front splitter. At the back is a massive fixed wing and a rear diffuser. Together, Audi says the package is perfectly balanced with just under 20 lbs of lift at the front axle and 11 lbs at the rear. At 174 mph.
Inside is black Alcantara and an RS sport steering wheel. Heritage stripes on the trim match the exterior decals and the floor mats get white piping. The front seats have a white honeycomb pattern and 40 years of quattro embroidery (well, really all of the decals say 40 Jahre, but that’s German for Years). Buyers can swap the rear seat for a carbon strut brace. Each is individually numbered with a gear lever plaque, and the cars start from 114,040 euros going on sale this month.
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