Has Audi shown its plans as to what is to come in the future by ending Audi TT RS production?
Since the release of the Audi TT RS in 2012 it has been a choice for Audi owners that were looking for a high performance version of the ever loved Audi TT. However, all good things must come to an end.
Today, Audi has announced that after the 2022 model year the Audi TT RS will no longer be available in the U.S. We can speculate for hours on end as to why production has ended but I think we can blame the future.
“At Audi of America, we believe the Future is Electric. Our U.S. model lineup will be 30 percent electrified, including fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, by 2025, and globally we are committed to net CO2 neutrality by 2050.”, they discuss in this Audi Press Release
I think we can assume that this is one of the reasons this vehicle has come to an end in the U.S.
Thankfully lovers of the Audi TT have one last chance to buy one of these great vehicles.
In the 2022 model year’s production there will be a limited run of only 50 Audi TT RS Heritage Editions sold. They are limited to only 10 units per color combination.With names like Helios Blue, Tizian Red, Malachite Green we know that these 10 units will be unique and stand out from the crowd.
The Audi TT RS Heritage Edition will also see many exclusive items as standard equipment:
- Top Speed limiter set at 174 mph
- OLED taillights
- Sport exhaust with black tips
- Alcantara covered steering wheel and shift level
- Unique Etching in the rear quarter glass.
The most interesting of these items is the unique etching. The rear quarter glass will receive a unique “Heritage Edition” etching with “1-2-4-5-3” underneath. 1-2-4-5-3 being the unique firing order of the amazing five cylinder engine that it comes equipped with.
Sales of the 2022 Audi TT RS and RS Heritage Edition are set to start in the U.S at the beginning of 2022. With only 50 Heritage Edition units available I am sure they will sell out quickly.
It is an interesting time that we are living in. It makes me think of the time when muscle cars came to an end. I feel as if we are going to see an exodus of performance minded vehicles from the scene.
Thankfully their replacements are just as fast if not faster so we shouldn’t have to worry too much about the anemic vehicles that were built during the 1970s making a return.