Production of the iconic Audi TT has now ceased, but the brand has detailed an “exclusive” final-edition model to send off the sports car in Australia.
A “strictly limited” amount of Audi TT Final Edition examples are available now at local dealers. They’re priced at $88,479 before on-road costs, which is $4479 more expensive than the entry-level 45 TFSI variant it’s based on.
The TT Final Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque.
This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
Audi claims the TT Final Edition can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.1 seconds, and flat out you’ll be doing 250km/h.
The TT Final Edition is available in four exterior paint colours – turbo blue, glacier white metallic, chronos grey metallic, and tango red metallic.
It comes with the S line Competition Plus exterior package as standard that adds unique 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels (20-inch units are available), gloss black fixed rear wing, black exterior highlights, and Audi ring decals.
Inside there’s a flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and leather with a 12 o’clock marker. There’s also Nappa leather electric S sport front seats that can be finished in black with Ara blue stitching, or black with Express red stitching.
The leather package also extends to the armrests, door handles and the centre console. There’s also ambient interior lighting and brushed aluminium inlays.
Other interior features include a digital instrument cluster, satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio wireless charger, and an eight-speaker sound system.
On the safety front the Audi TT Final Edition has blind-spot monitoring, driver attention monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and a tyre pressure loss monitor.
Our Audi TT Final Edition is different from those in other markets.
In Europe, for example, the TT and TT S Final Edition models are dressed up to look like the high-performance TT RS, and in the US the TT Roadster Final Edition is finished in Audi exclusive Goodwood Green pearl effect paint and Palomino Brown leather upholstery.
Production of the Audi TT started on February 18, 1998 and there were a total of 662,762 examples manufactured in Hungary.
Over the life of the TT, Audi has frequently used the roadster and coupe to debut new technologies for the brand.
The first-generation TT was sold from 1998 to 2006, during which time 178,765 examples of the model were sold.
The ‘Bauhaus-inspired’ first-generation TT challenged Audi design norms of the time, with the car being a showcase of ‘what could be’ for the brand.
The first-generation TT was also the first production model to receive Audi’s ‘S-tronic’ dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The second-generation model remained true to the TT formula, and introduced the hotter RS model, powered by a 250kW turbocharged five-cylinder engine.
Finally, the third generation launched in 2014 debuted new technologies for the brand such as the now ubiquitous Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, plus an active rear spoiler and OLED tail lights.
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