It’s been 40 whole years since Audi first released its coveted AWD system, Quattro, and it’s celebrating by unveiling an ultra-rare special edition Audi TT RS. Limited to only 40 units, this Audi TT RS 40 Years of Quattro Special Edition will be one of the rarest cars on the road, and this is reflected in its price tag. Priced at €114,040 ($135,089), it will be twice the price of the range-topping TTRS, and will only be available to the German market.
Thanks to CarSpyMedia on YouTube, we can now see this new TT on the Green Hell itself, the Nurburgring, where it can implement all of its 394 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.
As is implied from the power figures above, this special edition is based on the range-topping TT RS, and while the car you can see above is painted blue, the production vehicle will only be available in Alpine White with retro decals printed over the body, inspired by Walter Rohrl’s Pikes Peak fighter, the Sport Quattro S1. The five-spoke wheels seen on this car are also different to the production vehicle, which will be white seven-spoke models. Could this be a model destined for countries other than Germany? We can’t be sure, but we’d like to think so.
What’s more likely is that this is the final testing for the model. The Nurburgring boasts a unique driving experience with a large selection of different road types allowing for the car to be tuned to a better degree, and with a custom downforce kit fitted to this car, it could be that which is going under the scalpel before release.
Each corner of the car wears 20-inch alloy wheels that hide ventilated and perforated steel disc brakes with contrasting red callipers. 0-62 mph comes in at 3.7 seconds, and its top speed has been increased to 174mph.
A worthy car of the ‘Ring, but is it worthy of its weighty price tag? Let us know what you think in the comments.