The special TT, which was inspired by the Audi Sport quattro S1, which was awarded the 87 Pikes Peak, offers special aero, weight reduction and R8 problems
Audi has announced that it has been four decades since the quattro all-wheel drive with an Audi TT RS 40 Years Quattro was presented to the world in a special edition.
The German automaker announced that only 40 copies of the special TT RS will be produced. He said everything will be in the form of a retro-style coupe, stylistically inspired by the 1987 Audi Sport quattro S1, which was driven to victory by Walter Rohrl on the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
That explains why the TT RS 40 offers charming graphics from the 1980s that were taken directly from the Sport quattro S1
The cool hood scoop has now been given a carbon fiber finish.
The TT RS 40 is far more than just a redemption exercise for quattro’s 40th anniversary. It has been extensively redesigned and not only has a huge adjustable wing, but also a large front splitter and additional canards or anti-dive aircraft the front bumper, which indicates serious wind tunnel work.
Other improvements to the TT RS include eliminating the rear seats to make it a purely two-seat coupe. The bench has been replaced by an optional carbon fiber cross brace, which increases rigidity and at the same time lifts 16 kg off the curb weight.
Under the bonnet of the commemorative TT RS 40 holds the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine of the standard car, which (of course) is combined with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual clutch car.
Against the clock, the regular version only needs 3.7 seconds to crack 100 km / h, but with the low weight savings, the RS 40 could be a fraction faster.
The top speed of 280 km / h is likely to be affected by the large rear wing.
Inside, the special TT RS has black Alcantara door cards made of the same material that was used to wrap the RS sports steering wheel, which also has a white 12 o’clock mark.
If you look closer, more alpine white paint is used to surround the gear stick. Sports seats made of nappa leather with 40 years of Quattro on the backrest and a numbered emblem above the gear lever complete the changes.
Audi says there will only be 40 copies of the Audi TT RS 40 Years Quattro. Sales are limited to the German market, where it sells for a whopping 114,040 euros – 55,000 US dollars more than the standard Audi TT RS for Australia.