One of Audi’s best performances, the Quattro rally car, will be 40 years old this year. And to mark the occasion, the automaker is celebrating the best way it knows by releasing a limited edition tribute to the historic four-wheel drive.
The German brand has just announced the TT RS 40 Years of Quattro, an ultra-exclusive tribute to the racer. The one-of-40 super coupe has a sporty look and also has a brand new aero set and special wheels that ensure it lives up to the high standards set by its namesake.
The TT RS 40 Years of Quattro’s livery is specifically inspired by the Walter Röhrl drive S1 Quattro, which claimed victory at Pikes Peak back in 1987, according to a press release. You have an alpine white base, shiny black accents and red, gray and blue racing stripes in the middle. Special Quattro stickers on the hood, shoulders, roof and back complete the sharp life.
While a retro-inspired livery would be enough for some, Audi did not stop there. The exclusive TT RS has a special aero-kit, which includes a new front splitter, side aircraft on the front apron, a fixed rear wing and diffuser. Not only does the set give the coupe a sportier look, it also helps shave a few seconds off your lap time. The car also drives on new 20-inch white alloy wheels, which better highlight the red brake calipers just behind them. Inside the car you will find several lifelike inspired accents and black Nappa leather RS sports seats with an Alcantara center section, while the rear bench seats can be replaced with an optional carbon rigid cross bar that reduces vehicle weight by 35 pounds and improves torsional rigidity.
Things are left untouched under the hood, meaning the car is still powered by a turbocharged inline-five that can deliver 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft twist. Paired with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, it can rocket the car from zero to 62 km / h in just 3.7 seconds and push it to a top speed of 174 km / h. And just like every Quattro in the last 40 years has the car a four-wheel drive system.
The TT RS 40-year-old Quattro costs $ 133,600, which is $ 60,000 more than the coupe’s usual starting price. But cost is not the only obstacle to getting hold of the sporty variant. The carmaker has only announced plans to sell the car in Germany so far – so buying one of the 40 examples may require a holiday in Berlin.