An enthusiast darling of the Aughts, the Audi TT sport coupe has been with us, sometimes a little anonymously, since 1998, having been produced across three distinct generations and riding now on Volkswagen’s multi-purpose MQB front-drive or AWD platform. Any car that’s been in the market as long as the TT can legitimately claim a distinguished legacy, which, as always, is finite. Audi is retiring the TT RS, its current model, after the 2022 model year and has come up with some highly exclusive ways to bid the little veteran farewell.
Audi has just disclosed a series of very, emphasis on “very,” limited editions of the 2022 TT RS, in five colors that originally were applied to one of Audi’s most storied performance cars, the ur-Quattro of World Rally Championship lore. Each of the five colors will be applied to just 10 cars each, meaning that only 50 of the heritage TT RS examples will be produced. Each such car will have specific contrasting leather interiors and piping, along with a script etched in the right-side quarter glass enumerating the firing order of the turbocharged five-cylinder engine, keyed to each of the specialty colors. Listed as such, the color combinations are Alpine White with Ocean Blue leather and Diamond Silver stitch, Helios Blue metallic with Diamond Silver leather and Ocean Blue stitch, Stone Gray metallic with Crimson Red leather and Jet Gray stitch, Tizian Red metallic with Havanna Brown leather and Jet Gray stitch, and Malachite Green metallic with Cognac Brown leather and Black stitch. The 2022 TT RS Heritage Edition will start at $85,350, with non-heritage models beginning at $73,200.