Goodbye Audi TT: Final Edition bids farewell to popular coupe
A limited-run version of the Audi TT marks the coupe’s departure, with a high specification, plus red and black accents
- Final version of iconic Audi TT
- Black and Tango Red styling accents
- Due on sale in March 2023 from £41,910
Almost 25 years since the original Audi TT went on sale, the German marque is preparing to say goodbye to its now-iconic coupe with a highly-specified Final Edition model. This limited-run variant will sit towards the top of the TT lineup and includes a high-level of standard equipment, as well as sporty red styling accents.
The Audi TT First Edition is due to go on sale in March 2023, with prices starting from £41,910 for the coupe model – Roadsters demand a £1,750 premium. The death of the TT comes as just another signal of the rapidly declining affordable sports car market, with only the Mazda MX-5, BMW Z4 and, to an extent, the Toyota GR86 and Supra continuing to carry the flame for enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the Audi TT’s replacement is likely to come in the form of a swoopy coupe-SUV – a prime example of our current fascination with 4x4s and crossovers.
While most limited run models set themselves apart with a smattering of model-specific tweaks, the TT First Edition instead simply includes a large amount of already-available kit and option packs. The exterior of the car is given a more aggressive look via the inclusion of gloss black detailing on the grille, wing mirrors and window trim – Roaster models also get a black wind deflector and rollover bars.
All versions of the TT Final Edition sit on a set of 20-inch ‘Y-style’ alloys wheels, which in and of themselves sit in front of a set of bright red brake calipers. Buyers can choose from one of three paint colours – Tango Red, Glacier White and Chronos Grey – while the interior is wrapped in leather and Alcantara suede, with Tango Red accents. Audi’s slick Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster also makes an appearance, with configurable dials and full-screen navigation maps.
As standard, the Audi TT Final Edition comes equipped with the 40 TFSI 2.0-litre petrol engine; this outputs 194bhp and gets the TT from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds. Step up to the £46,525 45 TFSI and power increases to 242bhp, bringing the 0-62mph time down to just 5.1 seconds, thanks to extra grip provided by Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Sitting under the bonnet of the sporty Audi TTS Final Edition is an even rortier 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with a muscular 302bhp – 0-62mph takes just 4.5 seconds. All versions of the Audi TT come fitted with an S tronic automatic gearbox, while the TTS also benefits from a quad-exhaust system, adaptive suspension dampers and, unrelated to performance, a Bowers and Wilkins stereo and reversing camera.
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