The Audi TT RS 40 Years of quattro
To celebrate 40 years of quattro, Audi has introduced a special edition, top trim Audi TT – the Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro. The top-of-the-line model celebrates the success story of quattro drive in impressive style and with a bold design.
“For 40 years, quattro has been one of the main technology pillars of the brand with the four rings, our RS models have always transferred their power onto the road via four wheels as standard. With the special edition of the TT RS limited to 40 units we intend to present our fans in Germany with a really special anniversary gift.”
Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH
As the “International Engine of the Year Award” winner for nine years running, the 2.5 TFSI engine from Audi Sport is the only suitable choice to include in the TT RS 40 years of quattro. With 5 cylinders, producing 400 PS and a maximum torque of 480 Nm, the limited edition model offers a breath-taking drive and excellent handling thanks to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive which distributes the power as required between the front and rear axles using a multi-plate clutch. Handling is also more agile and safer thanks to wheel-selective torque control, which gently brakes the wheels inside the curve whilst cornering at a speed and still increasing the drive torque to the wheels on the outside curve. The quattro drive can also be influenced by the driver using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, which also offers handling of the steering, seven-speed S tronic, exhaust flaps and engine characteristics.
The celebratory model reaches a top speed of 174mph, whilst sprinting from 0 to 62.1mph in just 3.7 seconds. The TT RS 40 years of quattro also features the characteristic five-cylinder firing sequence: 1-2-4-5-3. Firing alternates between directly adjacent cylinders and those far apart from one another. Outside, the special model highlights its motorsport heritage, painted in Alpine white with decals on the hood, shoulders, roof and rear, all reminiscent of the livery of the specially modified Audi Sport quattro S1 that Walter Röhrl drove to victory in 1987 in the legendary Pikes Peak race in the United States.
By adding a central air vent in gloss carbon to the hood, the sports compact model allows accumulated heat to escape faster as well as adding another striking visual highlight to the already stunning vehicle. Developed in the wind tunnel, the TT RS also features the Audi Aero pack which enhances performance and handling on fast bends and improves the vehicles aerodynamics. Consisting of side flics in gloss black on the front apron and front splitter, a fixed wing and spoiler side sections and diffuser, the Aero pack offers perfect aerodynamics which result in only around nine kilograms (19.8 lb) of uplift at the front axle and around five kilograms (11.0 lb) of downforce at the rear axle at maximum speed. The relationship between aerodynamic drag and uplift is ideally balanced, with this interaction being explicitly considered during development in the wind tunnel.
The essence of the celebratory model is clear at first glance with large quattro letters on the doors, partially matt rear windows with the 40 years of quattro logo, as well as black painted side sills, side sill inserts, exterior mirror housings, blade and Audi rings. The model features ventilated and perforated steel discs with red-painted brake calipers and white-painted 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new TT RS 40 years of quattro boasts a driver focused cockpit, featuring a variety of upgrades. The rear bench can also be replaced with a strut cross brace made from carbon to further reduce the weight and improve torsional rigidity, bringing the model even closer to its motorsport heritage. The interior is lined with RS features, heritage branding and exclusive 40 years of quattro detailing. With sales starting in Germany this month (October 2020), the special model will start at 114,040 euros or 111,165.04 euros with the reduced rate of value-added tax.
To find out more about this stunning model, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Caffyns Audi today.