By Malusi Msomi
To celebrate 25 years of Audi TT, the German-based automotive manufacturer has dropped the covers of the Audi TT RS Iconic Edition which is limited to just 100 models. With the global trend heading in the direction of electrification and SUV’s, this might be the world’s last chance at a purchase of the quick TT RS. Audi hasn’t been showing the TTRS some affection, but we’re sure this model will feed some hungry souls yearning for high level driving pleasure and exclusivity.
The TT RS iconic edition is exclusively available in Nardo Grey and sporting bespoke 20-inch glossy black wheels. To let onlookers know this is a unique model the rear quarter glass is adorned with the lettering “Iconic Edition”. What also sets this model apart from a standard TT RS is an aero kit which developed in a wind tunnel and comprises of a fixed carbon rear wing with winglets, front splitter, canards, a diffuser, and blades in the side front air intake.
Audi has given the TT RS iconic edition a unique touch inside. The RS sports seats are two-tone with fine Nappa side panels in jet gray and center panels in black Alcantara. The black floor mats are finished with RS embroidery in calendula yellow and so is the sports leather steering 12 o’clock marking. The gear selector lever also gets a numbered badge to show its exclusivity.
It maintains the same award-winning 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine which produces 294 kW of power and 480 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed S tronic transmission which sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The Coupé sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 280 km/h.
Audi will only be building 100 units for the European market at a cost of £87,650 which is £30,000 more than the standard TT RS. We guess exclusivity comes at a price.
Leave a comment