The Audi TT has come a long way since that first Mk1 TT was released way, way back in 1998. This first incarnation stuck around until 2006 and was available in all manner of specification, including a now sought-after 3.2-litre VR6 DSG Quattro that started rising in value. During 2006, the Mk2 version was released and it was a little sleeker, a little longer and again, available in various guises. Thanks to the popularity of the car, it saw many special editions released, some of which were quite quick like the TT RS that was essentially an Audi Quattro in a different body thanks to 250 kW and 450 Nm on tap. In 2014 the 3rd generation Mk3 was released with a decent update around 2016, and the range-topping TT RS now sported 294 kW with 480 Nm and the results saw the car having supercar-like performance. To celebrate the Audi TT Coupé’s quarter century of production, the Ingolstadt based automaker has just announced a limited edition version that’s been dubbed the Audi TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition.
“The name of the Audi TT RS Coupé iconic edition says it all,” says Sebastian Grams, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The edition model is reminiscent of the iconic TT design language, which at the same time stands for courage and elegance in uncompromising form. Thanks to the exclusive exterior and interior highlights, the much-loved performance of our ultimate sports coupé, with its multiple award-winning five-cylinder engine, is not only palpable, but also visible to fans.”
“The TT was inspired by the Bauhaus and its universal design philosophy of 'less is more," says Head of Audi Design Marc Lichte. “The maximum reduction – the omission of everything unnecessary and insignificant – was so radical and so courageous that the TT, in its simplicity, quickly achieved the highest attribute of good design: to be timeless. Once you’ve achieved that, you’re beyond trends and yet you’re never out of fashion – simply because good style doesn’t wear out.”
The Audi TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition is pure fire. The 100-unit limited edition coupe is only available in the RS-specific Nardo Grey finish named after the legendary Italian race track, Pista di Nardó, where Audi RS are tested. The car also features a gloss black grille with a matte black single-frame that emphasises the Quattro lettering in matte titanium look, gloss black inlays in the side skirts, edition-specific 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, partially frosted rear triangular windows with the exclusive “Iconic Edition”, a full Aerokit made up of a front apron, side flics, a front splitter, and blades in the side front air intakes, and a fixed carbon rear wing with its side winglets. Inside there are two-tone RS sports seats with fine Nappa side panels, black Alcantara and Calendula yellow honeycomb stitching with Iconic Edition embroidery in a theme that’s carried out throughout the cabin. Tines come via a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound.
That iconic (ha ha) turbocharged 5-cylinder engine remains the same though with 294 kW and 480 Nm and it’s mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission that helps send power to all four wheels. The Audi TT RS Coupé Iconic Edition tops out at a governed 280 km/h and can hit 100 km/h in 3.7-seconds. This limited edition TT RS will be available form Q1 of 2023, but you can rest assured that all of these have been spoken for already. It’s just how the world works.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off this amazing limited edition Audi TT RS - the Iconic Edition, that will likely become one of the lesser-spotted Audi models on the planet: 2023 Audi TT RS Coupe Iconic Edition | Driving, Interior, Exterior | The Wheel Network
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