One of Audi’s best achievements, the Quattro Rally, turns 40 this year. And to mark the occasion, the carmaker is celebrating the best way it knows how, launching a tribute to a limited series of the historic all-wheel drive car.
The German brand has just announced the TT RS 40 Years of Quattro, an ultra-exclusive tribute to the racer. Featuring a sporty livery, one of the 40 super coupes also has a brand new aero kit and special wheels that ensure that it meets the high standards set by its namesake.
The TT RS 40 years of Quattro’s livery is particularly inspired by the drive of the Walter Röhrl S1 Quattro, which claimed victory in Pikes Peak in 1987, the press release said. Includes alpine white base, glossy black accents and red, gray and blue racing stripes in the middle. Finish the sharp livery special Quattro decals on the lid, shoulders, roof and back.
While a retro-inspired livery would suffice for some, Audi hasn’t stopped there. The exclusive TT RS has a special aero kit that includes a new front splitter, side movements of the front apron, fixed rear wing and diffuser. The kit not only gives the body a more sporty look, but will also help you shave for a few seconds of your lap time. The car also rides on new 20-inch, white alloy wheels, which better emphasize the red brake calipers just behind them. Inside the car you’ll find several livery-inspired accents and black Nappa RS leather seats with a mid-section from Alcantara, while the rear seats on the bench can be replaced with an optional carbon-braked cross brace that reduces the car’s weight by £ 35. its torsional hardness.
Things are left untouched under the hood, which means the car is still powered by a turbocharged built-in five that can output 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of spin. Connected to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox, it can rocket the car from zero to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and push it to a top speed of 174 mph. And like any Quattro in the last 40 years, the car has an all-wheel drive system.
The TT RS 40 Years of Quattro will cost $ 133,600, which is $ 60,000 more than the usual starting price of the coupe. But price is not the only obstacle to taking advantage of the sports option. So far, the carmaker has announced plans to sell the car in Germany – so buying one of the 40 examples may require a holiday in Berlin.