Audi has built 500,000 TT two-doors since the first-generation model
debuted in 1998, and to celebrate, the brand will sell a special-edition
in Europe. The car will be offered with unique exterior and interior
touches, and production will be limited — appropriately — to 500 units.
The special Audi TTS Competition will be available as a coupe or
roadster, and offered exclusively in Imola yellow or Nimbus gray
exterior finishes. Roadsters have the option of a black or gray
convertible top, and all models get a fixed rear wing with matte
aluminum-finished supports. A set of 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels is
standard, wrapped in 225/35-size tires. Inside, the special TTS receives
the Impulse leather package, with Imola yellow contrast stitching and
leather seat edges. The special TTS Competition also has a
leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and an aluminum number
plaque on the door sill to reflect the car’s exclusivity.
Like all TTS models, the special-edition TTS Competition utilizes a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 producing 265 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque,
which puts power to the ground with standard all-wheel drive. In
Europe, the TTS is offered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed
dual-clutch transmission. In the U.S., however, only the dual-clutch is
available. The TTS rides 10 mm lower than the standard TT, and gets Audi’s magnetic ride suspension system.
When we tested our long-term 2011 Audi TTS with the six-speed
dual-clutch transmission the car accelerated from 0-60 mph in 4.7
seconds, on to a 13.4-second quarter mile at 103.4 mph.
The limited-edition TTS Competition will begin production in October, and will likely remain a Europe-only model.