For those who’re one of many moneyed set who enjoys a pint-sized automotive powered by a frantic five-cylinder engine, 2022 would be the final alternative to choose up an Audi TT RS. With the 394 horsepower rocket set for its swan tune subsequent yr, Audi can be providing some kind of particular version to mark the top of this period.
To be clear, the little imp isn’t completely going away, with the TT and TTS fashions scheduled to proceed in each American and Worldwide markets. In the meantime, the 2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Version can be restricted to only 50 copies; ten every of a particular coloration mixture. Tizian Crimson metallic with Havanna Brown leather-based feels like the general winner to us.
Underneath the hood, one will discover one in all Audi’s extra highly effective engines, packing 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. This five-cylinder mill brings the TT RS Coupe from 0 – 60 mph in simply 3.6 seconds. Its distinctive firing order (1-2-4-5-3) gives the kind of ripping roar at huge open throttle that merely needs to be skilled to be believed. In different phrases, the lady’s bought rhythm. For those who merely should have your five-cylinder repair, Audi gross sales reps can be more than pleased to level you in direction of the brand new RS 3 which matches on sale subsequent summer season within the American market.
The inside leather-based and distinction stitching combos provided on these machines are leveraged from the present Audi unique portfolio of upholstery picks, together with a bunch of first-time manufacturing facility coloration combos for our market. If that feels like a mere element, you don’t know the lengths a few of these exacting collectors will go to with the intention to safe a speedy machine that doesn’t seem like the one pushed by that finance bro within the subsequent workplace. Different exterior visible cues embody the anticipated Heritage Version script jewellery, which can be adopted by the engine firing order of the five-cylinder (make sure to level that out to all yer unimpressed gearhead buddies), underlined by a “quattro” script within the rear quarter glass on the correct facet of every automotive.
Pricing? Because the saying goes: if you need to ask (and so forth). The distinctive Heritage Version will sticker at $81,450 whereas the usual TT RS goes to bear a worth of $73,200.
Whereas 2022 is the final mannequin yr for the TT RS within the U.S., the mannequin will stay on in different worldwide markets for now and doubtless one of many final powered solely by gasoline. With electrification simply across the nook, you’ll be able to wager your bratwurst Audi can be creating an all-electric TT RS (or at the least a devastatingly highly effective PHEV) inside the subsequent few years.