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A Memorial Goodbye | Audi TT Final Edition

The Audi TT third generation is on a farewell tour, with unique models for various regions across the world celebrating the end of manufacturing. The latest is the TTS Coupe Memorial Edition, which will be available in a limited quantity of 100 cars for the Japanese market and will include bronze accents throughout and substantial equipment.

The Japan-only limited edition comes in three metallic colors: Glacier White, Mythos Black, and Kronos Grey. There are two distinct 20-inch alloy wheel styles available, both finished in bronze, much like the Audi Rings sticker on the profile. The grille is matte black with an aluminum-style inlay that matches the garnish on the bumper intakes, side sills, and diffuser.

Bronze highlights and drift anthracite elements are found within, along with extra leather-wrapped components. Similarly, the sports seats are covered in Nappa leather with golden stitching and gray piping. The virtual cockpit, heated seats, privacy glass, matrix LED headlights, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, and lots of ADAS are all standard features.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 316 horsepower (235 kW / 320 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, with no mechanical alterations from the basic TTS Coupe. The engine is only available with a seven-speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. Finally, the Audi Magnetic Ride suspension is standard, changing the ride characteristics based on the conditions.

The special edition TTS is already on the market for $9,270,000 ($67,934) apiece. According to Audi Japan, the TTS Coupe Memorial Edition is the "first commemorative model," which might hint to further limited production specials before the final model is released. Other special editions of the sportscar include the TT Final Edition for the United Kingdom and the TT RS Heritage Edition for the United States.

The Audi TT has been on the market since 1998, with all three models selling over 500,000 vehicles worldwide. After 25 years, Audi chose to discontinue the TT, at least in its present ICE-powered configuration, and replace it with a completely electric vehicle.

TopGear Magazine July 2024