The third-generation Audi TT is to exit with the extremely unique RS Iconic Version, touchdown subsequent 12 months through the ultimate months of manufacturing.
It arrives similtaneously the Audi R8 RWD GT – a 612bhp swansong for the TT’s V10-engined sibling, which will even bow out in 2023.
It’s marked out from the usual Audi TT RS by bespoke badging and trim inside and outside and normal fitment of the normally elective aerodynamic bundle, which brings bespoke aspect flics, air intakes and entrance and rear diffusers and a outstanding rear spoiler for boosted downforce.
The mechanics are unchanged, although, so the Iconic Version attracts 395bhp and 354lb ft from Audi’s 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine (driving each axles by means of a seven-speed DSG gearbox) to dash from 0-62mph in 3.7sec and attain a prime velocity of 174mph.
Its extraordinarily restricted availability and commemorative billing imply it instructions a hefty premium over the usual automotive at £87,650 – barely greater than the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, for reference. Simply 11 of the 100 vehicles are sure for UK clients.
The third-generation TT will bow out 25 years because the authentic automotive arrived in dealerships, carrying a minimalist, “nearly symettrical” physique shell closely impressed by the Bauhaus design motion and practically fully unchanged from the unconventional idea proven on the Frankfurt motor present in 1995.
Sebastian Grams, managing director of Audi Sport, mentioned: “The title of the Audi TT RS Coupé iconic version says all of it. The version mannequin is paying homage to the enduring TT design language, which on the identical time stands for braveness and class in uncompromising kind.
“Because of the unique exterior and inside highlights, the much-loved efficiency of our final sports activities coupé, with its a number of award-winning five-cylinder engine, will not be solely palpable, but in addition seen to followers”.