The Audi TT is giving its last gasps of life before disappearing from the ranks of the German house. The Ingolstadt firm wants to tackle a new era in which its 2+2 coupé will not participate, or at least not as we have known it to date. Audi still knows that the TT is iconic and has a large fan base, which is why it wants to send it off in a big way with the TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition, limited to 100 examples throughout Europe.
Its aggressive appearance immediately impresses. All units are painted in the brand’s famous Nardo Gray and come equipped with the factory Matrix LED headlight kit and a gloss black-tinted front grille with a matte-finish surround. The company’s designers have also outfitted this special edition with side skirts, wing mirrors, and badging painted in the same dark hue. There’s also a set of specific 20-inch alloy wheels, and yes, they’re black.
These sit on a set of equally black tweezers. The rearmost triangular windows are partially frosted with exclusive “Iconic Edition” badging completing the striking dark look of the coupe to the rear. But what catches the eye is the aerodynamic kit. Developed in the wind tunnel, it consists of a prominent front diffuser with side canards, more prominent side skirts, and a fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler. The huge diffuser with a pair of oval exhaust outlets puts the finishing touch on a substantially striking set.
Not only is it more striking on the outside, but the Audi TT RS Coupe Iconic Edition also receives some tweaks on the inside. There are RS sport seats fitted as standard with grayish fine Nappa side ears and black Alcantara center panels. Yellow honeycomb stitching adds to a more striking appearance along with “Iconic Edition” embroidery that is embroidered on the seats. The center console and steering wheel are also finished in black Alcantara with yellow stitching, and a numbered badge on the gear stick is not missing.
The car is powered by the same 2.5 -liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine from the TT RS, generating 400PS and 480Nm. This block is mated to a seven-speed S Tronic transmission that drives all four wheels. Thus, the TT RS Iconic Edition can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 280 km/h. With a weight of 1,475 kilograms, the RS Plus sports suspension with adaptive dampers guarantees handling and stability according to what is expected.
The edition model can be ordered from the beginning of October 2022. In Germany, the Audi TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition is available for €113,050, with delivery starting in the first quarter of 2023.