- the audi tt rs will exit the u.s. market after the 2022 model year, audi revealed today.
- the 2022 tt rs heritage edition brings five unique color combinations to audi’s sports car, each recalling a paint job worn by the iconic 1980s ur-quattro.
- the heritage edition will be limited to 50 units, with 10 in each color specification, and also adds exclusive 20-inch, five-spoke wheels.
update 12/20/2021: audi said that the pricing for the 2022 tt rs heritage edition was incorrectly stated in the original release, and announced that the send-off for the tt rs will instead start at $86,395. this is nearly $4,000 more than originally stated.
audi has announced that the 2022 model year will be the last for the tt rs in the united states, and the company will send the compact performance coupe off with a heritage edition limited to just 50 units. the tt rs's turbo five-cylinder fortunately lives on in the rs3, and the tt and tts will live on in the american market for the time being, but we expect their days to be numbered as well.
the tt rs heritage edition will offer five different color combinations—with 10 units in each—that echo paint jobs worn by the legendary ur-quattro from the 1980s. the subtlest options are alpine white with ocean blue leather and diamond silver stitching or stone gray with crimson red leather and jet gray stitching. those looking to stand out can opt for tizian red with havanna brown leather and jet gray stitching, malachite green with cognac brown leather and black stitching, or the classier helios blue with diamond silver leather and ocean blue stitching.
the send-off for the tt rs also features “heritage edition” branding etched into the rear quarter glass on the right side of the car, along with the “1-2-4-5-3” firing order for the five-cylinder engine and the “quattro” script. the heritage edition rides on 20-inch five-spoke wheels and features alcantara on the steering wheel and shift lever. the rear wing is also removed for a sleeker look.
the 2022 audi tt rs and the limited-production heritage edition will go on sale early next year. the 2022 tt rs will start at $74,245, an increase of $700 over the 2021 model, while the heritage edition will cost $82,495.
this story was originally published december 8, 2021.