First introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1995 as a prototype study, the Audi TT has been a trailblazer in the sports car segment and to celebrate the car’s 25 years successful years, Audi UK is launching a high specification Final Edition as production sadly draws to a close on this iconic sports coupé.
Available from March, the TT Final Edition, available as a coupé or roadster, will be priced from £41,910. There will also be a high-performance TTS version, with first customer deliveries due in April.
The Mk1 TT is considered to be one of the most influential car designs of all time and the original’s elegant simplicity can still be seen 25 years later in the current model.
The UK is actually one of the largest markets for the TT. Last year a total of 2,672 UK sales represented over 33 percent of Audi’s global sales volumes for the car.
Andrew Doyle, Director Audi UK, commented:
“Few models have lasted the test of time as well as the Audi TT. The crisp, Bauhaus-inspired lines of the sports coupé look as fresh today as they did back in 1998 and to mark the model’s incredible success here in the UK our Final Edition combines everything our customers love about this iconic model.”
This final edition of the Audi TT comes with a very high specification and increased level of standard equipment as well as some exclusive design touches, such as the black styling pack with black Audi rings and badging, black door mirrors, black tailpipes and a black fixed rear spoiler.
The TT Roadster models get rollover bars and a wind diffuser finished in black, while the coupé gets privacy glass. All models are fitted with red brake calipers housed behind 20-inch 5-spoke Y-style, matt grey diamond cut alloy wheels. TT S Final Editions are fitted with Audi Sport 7-spoke rotor, anthracite black alloys with gloss turned finish, and you have a choice of Tango Red, Glacier White and Chronos Grey metallic paint as standard colours.
Inside the cabin there is an array of additional comfort and convenience features such as a leather finish to the armrests in the doors, door pull handles and trim on the centre console. An Alcantara steering wheel with red stitching and 12 o’clock marker is another unique feature on the Final Edition, along with the Tango red inserts on the Alcantara-trimmed seats and red piping on the floor mats.
The TT Final Editions are all fitted with Audi’s Technology Pack as standard, which includes MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch and Audi Connect Infotainment Services. The Comfort & Sound Pack, which is only fitted on the TTS, is a further standard upgrade, and includes a Bang & Olufsen sound system, advanced key, reversing camera and a full array of parking sensors.
Prices for the Audi TT Final Edition start at £41,910 for the 40 TFSI coupé. The TT Final Edition 45 TFSI quattro coupé is £46,525, the TTS Final Edition Coupe £54,685, the 40 TFSI roadster £43,660, the 45 TFSI quattro roadster £48,275 and the TTS Final Edition roadster £56,435. For more information, please visit: www.audi.co.uk.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Audi UK